History[ edit ] The earliest existing historical records of the church date back to the yearbut the church was likely built much earlier than that.
The stone church was originally built as a Romanesque long church during the midth century, possibly around the The church had a rectangular nave and a narrower, rectangular choir.
The church was located at the Vinje farm, so it was historically known as the Vinje Church. The walls did not suffer much damage, so the building was repaired within two years. The wooden, baroque altarpiece is from The pulpit is composed of elements dating from the s. This was Norway's first national elections.
Each church parish was a constituency that elected people called "electors" who later met together in each county to elect the representatives for the assembly that was to meet in Eidsvoll later that year. Carl Julius Bergstrøm from Trondheim led the reconstruction.
Two wings were built to the north and south, converting the long church dating i snåsa into a cruciform design. He also added many Neo-Gothic design elements into the new building.