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The country store in Neshamn around 1910.

Neshamn

19.06.2018 - 17:45

Neshamn must be an ancient place for meeting and spending the night for travellers. The place blossomed in connection with the times of economic expansion in the 1500s, which to a large extent was linked to the Scottish trade at this time. Neshamn was a loading place for Scottish ships for two hundred years, up to the middle of the 1700s.

The trade center at Årbakka, Tysnes

Årbakka- The trading center

30.03.2018 - 20:26

Onarheim

19.06.2018 - 17:45

Færøysund, Fitjar

Færøysund

18.06.2018 - 20:29

The old trading post lies at the sound between Stord and Færøy in Langenuen. There was a country store and steamship forwarding agent up to 1964. The trade was then moved over to the new ferry harbour of Sandvikvåg.

Skrivargarden in “”Kåravikjo”.

Kåravika

19.06.2018 - 16:32

Ådlandsstova, as it stood at Nedre Ådland, Stord

Ådlandsstova

31.03.2018 - 14:36

The Ådland house is one of the biggest medieval houses still existing in West Norway. It is constructed from unusually large, hard fir wood, beautifully oval-cut. One story links the cottage to the Gildeskålbakken at Orninggård (Lower Ådland); thus indicating that the cottage has been the medieval banqueting hall. The building has been dated back to the 13-1400s by carbon dating.

Coat of arms, Orning

Orninggård

19.06.2018 - 16:35

Leirvik (Stord), around 1910

Leirvik- The trading post

30.03.2018 - 20:18

Already in the Middle Ages the good harbour at Leirvik provided a connecting point. Here was a court of law, and a guesthouse was established here in the 1600s. But Leirvik never achieved the status of a trading post or a ship-loading place. In the census of 1865 parts of the farms Nordre Bjelland, Leirvik and Orninggård are mentioned as the “Coastal district of Lervig”. And the community grew around the old guesthouse location early in the 1800s.

The rectory at Finnes

Finnås rectory

31.03.2018 - 20:19

The hayshed in Håvik, Bømlo

Outer Håvika

31.03.2018 - 14:35

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