Curious medieval church
The small, brick-built Ledøje Church is one of Denmark's most curious medieval buildings. The church dates from the early 13th century and is thought to have been built as a chapel on an estate which disappeared early on. The architecture is unusual because the…
Nonsense in the belfry
Medieval church bells were often decorated with religious inscriptions, but the text on one of the bells at Ledøje appears to make no sense: xxxx nnnvnnnnn mmmmmmmmnm pppppp rrr ss gggg aaaa. The hallmark shows that the bell was made by Oluf Kegge, a bellfounder from the late Middle Ages, whose work is seen in numerous churches. No one knows if the inscription is a kind of cryptogram or if Kegge simply couldn't lay his hands on a suitable text to transcribe. The church tower from circa 1500 is a later addition to the double chapel.
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