Gammelstad Church Village

Gammelstad, in northern Sweden, is the best preserved example of a Scandinavian Church Town – a type of community that developed solely to house members of a Church congregation who lived too far away to be able to get there and back in a day. Gammelstad’s focal point is a stone Church that was first built in the 15th century. The surrounding town consists of hundreds of small wooden cottages, many of which date back to the 18th century. Lots of these cottages are uniform in size and shape, but regardless of their form, they are nearly all…

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