Published: 20.10.2015 | Author: Nils Georg Brekke
The farm Lydvo is situated in Gullfjordungen, west of the Folk High School at Seim. The name of the farm is an old vin-name, mentioned in a diploma from around 1300. In the 1400s the well-known farmer Orm Ivarsson, married to Gyrid Bårdsdotter from Torsnes, lived here.
In recent times the farm has been divided into three units, each with its own house. What is now called Lydvaloftet, belonged to unit No. 1, Oppigarden. The house was inspected in the 1860s and also later, and in 1909 The Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments bought the house and moved it out of the old farmyard.
Lydvaloftet is constructed in two full heights, probably from before 1350. Originally the uppermost logs on the first level have been longer and supported a gallery that went all the way around the house on the second level. The house was later rebuilt. It is probably best known for a decorated door at the second level, with figurative paintings on the vertical supports and decorations on the wall logs beside the door opening.
- Berg, A. (1954) Lydvaloftet på Voss i skiftande utforming. I: Foreningen til norske fortidsminnesmerkers bevaring, Årbok. Oslo, Foreningen, s. 19-46.
- Berg, A. (1969) Lydvaloftet på Voss. I: Foreningen til norske fortidsminnesmerkers bevaring, Årbok. Oslo, Foreningen, s. 174-177.