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A Tegnér church (Swedish: Tegnérkyrka) or Tegnér church (Swedish: Tegnérlada) is a popular nickname given to church buildings, usually in rural Sweden built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when Esaias Tegnér was bishop of the Diocese of Växjö within the Church of Sweden. The term mostly became popular in Småland.[1]

They are usually white, and built in Neoclassicist style, with a tall church tower, connected to the main building. Many of the church buildings were built replacing demolished Medieval church buildings. As the population of Sweden increased, the new churches were larger, thus able to house more people inside.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Dick Harrison (24 January 2018). Medeltidskyrkorna offrades i rivningshysterin (Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved on 8 August 2022.
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