Cultural History Encyclopedia

Cementery (6)

  • The graveyard in the valley of Aurdalen

    The high farm of Østerbø in the valley of Aurdalen got its own graveyard in 1858. It was used until 1911, when the last person was buried there. People were buried there even before the graveyard was consecrated in 1858.

    Kommunar omtalt i artikkelen:

    • Aurland
  • The churchyard at Svanøy

    Kommunar omtalt i artikkelen:

    • Flora
  • The churchyard at Ervik

    "Many were left (out on the sea) and will never rest in consecrated soil. And the ocean is tireless (..) nobody knows who will fall victim to the ocean. But close to the foaming ocean lies the graveyard at Ervik, hiding its dead as in protest against the ocean waves breaking against the western coast." (Dagfred Berstad)

    Kommunar omtalt i artikkelen:

    • Selje
  • The private graveyard of Fredensborg

    Fredensborg is situated in a beautiful park close to a small lake, about half-an-hour's walk from the Lillingston residence. This used to be the private graveyard of the Landmark family.

    Kommunar omtalt i artikkelen:

    • Fjaler
  • Cholera gravesites in Gulen

    In the 19th century, there were two outbreaks of cholera in Norway, in 1831 and 1848. The first one did not reach western Norway but the second one caused many deaths in Bergen and the district of Sunnhordland. In Gulen 14 people died, and they were buried in specially designated gravesites. Some 150 years later, there are still traces after two of these cholera grave sites.

    Kommunar omtalt i artikkelen:

    • Gulen
  • The old church yard at Grotle

    In the year of culture 1997, the people of Bremanger decided that the old churchyard at Grotle should be the memorabilia of the county. The church of Grotle was taken down in 1865, but the churchyard was still used until 1902. In later years it has been standing untouched.

    Kommunar omtalt i artikkelen:

    • Bremanger