Many people are interested in the churches where their Norwegian ancestors were christened, confirmed, married and buried. This is a collection of pictures of Trøndelag churches, beginning with those from the historical Stadsbygd prestegjeld (parish). If you click on some of these pictures you'll get a larger version and if you right-click on them you can save them to your PC.
A good collection of Norwegian church pictures, including many in Sør-Trøndelag, by photographer Leif Gjerde can be found at the Bats in Churches Project, flaggermus.no.
Sør-Trøndelag, north of the Trondheimsfjord (Fosen peninsula)
Under the Stadsbygd Links section on the left, you will see a link labeled Churches showing churches in Rissa kommune (municipalilty or township). It shows pictures for Stadsbygd (1842), in Stadsbygd sokn (subparish) of Stadsbygd parish; Rissa (1888) in Rissa subparish of Stadsbygd parish; Rein (1932), also in Rissa subparish; Hasselvika (1951), also in Rissa subparish. Also in Rissa township, but in an area on the northwest side of the township called Stjørna or Skjørn that was not part of the historical Stadsbygd parish are two newer churches at Frengen (1972) and Ramsvik (1909). These pictures are all posted at the official web site of Rissa township.
The website for Ørland township, to the northwest of Rissa township, has pictures of the churches at Ørland (Viklem, Brekstad), Storfosna (1913), and Austråttborgens chapel. Storfosna is an island to the west of Ørland.
To the north of Ørland lies Bjugn township. Its website has pictures of the churches at Bjugn, Jøssund, Nes and Hegvik.
To the north of Åfjord township is Roan township. There's a very small picture of its church on the township web site.
Osen township lies to the north of Roan township, but I was unable to find a picture of the church there on its web site.
Sør-Trøndelag, south of the Trondheimsfjord
The historical Stadsbygd parish also served areas on the south side of the Trondheimsfjord because the sea was the best transportation route. These included Lensvik (part of Rissa subparish) and Ingdal (part of Stadsbygd subparish). Both are now part of Agdenes township. You can find pictures of the Lensvik church (1863) here and of the chapel at Ingdal (1960) here. Pictures of the church at Agdenes (1858), originally part of Ørlandet parish, are found here. These pictures are all posted at the web page for Agdenes at Orkdalsmenighetene.
Southwest of Ørland township are two large island townships, Hitra and, to its north, Frøya. On Hitra, there are churches at Dolm (the oldest), Fillan, Forsnes chapel, Hitra (1927), Kvenvær, Nordbotn chapel and Sandstad. Pictures for all (two of them sketches) are located at the Orkdalsmenighetene web page for Hitra. On Frøya, there are churches at Froan chapel, Hallaren, Mausund chapel, Måøy chapel, Sletta, Sula chapel and Titran chapel. Pictures for all the Frøya churches except Mausund are located at the Orkdalsmenighetene web page for Frøya. The Hallaren, Titran and Sandstad churches are pictured on the flaggermus.no web site.
Southwest of Agdenes is Snillfjord township and to its southwest is Hemne township. Southwest of Snillfjord township is Hemne township. There are pages for the Hemne church (1817) and Vinje church (1820) in Hemne township and for Snillfjord church in Snillfjord township posted at the web page for Hemne parish at Orkdalsmenighetene but no picture of it. However, the same site does have pictures of the Heim church (1884) in that township. The Hemne and Snillfjord churches are pictured on the flaggermus.no web site.
To the east of Agnenes, Snillfjord and Hemne townships is Orkdal township. There are churches at Fjellkirka, Geitastrand, Moe, Orkanger, Orkdal, Orkland, and at Den Gode Hyrde chapel. These are pictured on the parish's web page at Orkdalsmenighetene (click Kirkene under Hus). Additionally, the flaggermus.no web site has pictures of Den Gode Hyrde chapel, Orkanger, Geitastrand, Orkdal, and Moe churches.
To the east of Orkdal township is Skaun township. Skaun township has churches at Skaun, Børsa and Buvika. These are pictured on the page for Skaun parish at Orkdalsmenighetene. The flaggermus.no web site has pictures of Børsa, Skaun and Buvika churches.
To the south of Orkdal township is Meldal township. Meldal township has churches at Meldal and Løkken. A picture of Meldal church is available on the township web site. The flaggermus.no site has pictures of both Løkken chapel and Meldal church.
To the south of Meldal township is Rennebu township. Pictures of the churches at Innset and Rennebu are on the township web site. At flaggermus.no, one finds pictures of the churches at Innset, Berkåk and Nerskogen chapel.
To the south of Rennebu township is Oppdal township. A picture of the Oppdal church can be found at the Menighetene i Oppdal web site, clicking on Oppdal menighet. A large photo of the Oppdal church, along with the churches in the township at Fagerhaug and Lønset, are at flaggermus.no.
To the southeast of Holtålen township is Røros township.
To the north of Røros township is Tydal township.
To the northwest of Tydal township is Selbu township.
To the northwest of Selbu township are Klæbu and Malvik townships. The flaggermus.no site has pictures of the Klæbu church in Klæbu township and of the Hommelvik and Malvik churches in Malvik township.
To the northwest of Klæbu and Malvik townships is Trondheim township.
The web site for Leksvik township (also part of Fosen peninsula), immediately to the east of Stadsbygd, has pictures of the churches at Leksvik and Stranda (Vanvikan). There were many intermarriages between people from Stadsbygd and Stranda subparishes.
more coming later ...