Husby Church

Take a walk in the past

Husby Church is a whitewashed romantic quince stone church, built in the 13th century with round arched walls and heavy, horizontal building parts. The tower and porch have been added in the late Middle Ages.

The altarpiece of the church dates from the 16th century and the large crucifix figure on the church's northern wall is probably bed-Gothic. In the choir stands the church's Romanesque granite baptismal font, which is decorated with narrow arcades, formed by ropes. The pulpit dates from the 17th century.

In the middle of the 19th century, the church was true. The town dwellers feared for the fate of their church, and four peasants were sent on the walk to Copenhagen. Here they complained of their distress to King Frederik 7, who took sympathy for the peasants. The king therefore sent a letter promising to send a woodcutter and that all the townspeople should help him. Skovfoged J.A.J. Drewsen from Tikøb in North Zealand came the same year to Husby. He brought plants and seeds that were sown in Husby Klit and reduced the sand flow.

The church is only approx. 3 km from the North Sea.

In the north-eastern corner of the cemetery there are 4 memorial stones over allied pilots and sailors who died during World War I and World War II.

Read more about Husby Klitplantage here.

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VisitNordvestkysten, Holstebro
VisitNordvestkysten, Holstebro