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The trading store at Bakholmen, Austevoll

Bakholmen

12.06.2018 - 17:08

On Austre Bakholmen, a small islet of around 15 acres between Hundvåko and Drøni, lies the oldest trading centres in Austevoll. For a long time this was a court location and it was a natural centre in this archipelago.

Bekkjarvik, Austevoll early in the 1900s.

Bekkjarvik

12.06.2018 - 17:08

Krosshamn, Austevoll

Krosshamn

12.06.2018 - 17:10

Krosshamn lies in the shipping lane northeast of Hundvåkøy, near Sandtorv. The name probably derives from the fact that this is Austevoll’s harbour situated nearest to Korsfjorden.

Boathouses in Kvalvåg, Austevoll

Kvalvåg

12.06.2018 - 17:10

Kvalvåg on Stolmen is first mentioned as a trading post in 1655, and in 1731 the owner Jens Meyer, was granted a royal trading privilege.

A “chest piece” from Bu museum.

Bu

29.04.2018 - 11:23

Hardanger Folk Museum

Hardanger Folk Museum

27.05.2018 - 15:18

Helleland

Helleland

27.05.2018 - 15:19

The old “recorder residence” at Helleland has been both residence for the district recorder and officer’s residence. The main building, which came under protection in 1924, was built in 1764 by the curate Christian Heiberg. When he was appointed parish priest in Jølster, he sold the farm to the state employee Geelmuyden, who resold the farm to Hans De Knagenhielm in 1774. He was the head of “Søndre Hardangerske kompani” (a local army division).

County clerk's house

Hesthamar

27.05.2018 - 15:21

Hesthamar, some kilometres north of Utne, is one of the oldest residences for a district recorder in the country. In 1637, barely 50 years after the office of the district recorder was established in 1591, the local people bought this residence from the bailiff Lauritz Johnsen on Torsnes. From 1659 the district recorders lived here, intermittently, up to 1790. This is when Helleland at Lofthus became a “recorder” farm.

The medieval house at Huse

Huse

27.05.2018 - 15:22

The farm Huse is situated on a broad terrace in the valley above the church and the commons ground in Kinsarvik. Huse is one of the largest farms in Kinsarvik. The house from the Middle Ages, still standing at Huse today, probably from the middle of 1200, is joined on to a house in the Swiss style from around 1890. This house, with a smoke-vent in the roof, bears witness of a grand old farm and of the chieftain’s power in early medieval times.

Skredhaugen

Skredhaugen

27.05.2018 - 15:27

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