Borg Farm Ruins
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The Rectory is situated on the ridge between Borg I and the modern Borge Church close to Borg III. The wall-foundations are still visible. Written sources mention Borge Church and the Rectory in 1335, indicating settlement far back in time.
Many farms were deserted after the Black death in the 12th century. Investigations done in Northern Norway indicate as much as 70-80 % deserted farms along the coast, and up to 90% in the interior areas. On the other hand, the written sources do tell us about settlement from AD 1300- 1700.
Test excavations at Borg IV, uncovered settlement activity in the 16th and 17th century. Considering Borg III, the site could contain house remains from that period of time. In the middle of the 1990`s, another house site was discovered close to the modern parking area by Borge Church. See also site nr. 10, were finds from medieval up to 14th century have been discovered. Could this area been the site were the old Rectory was erected? Another question to ask: Could this be the area of the Medieval Church?
After 1925 the Rectory was moved, used for the administration of Lofotr Viking museum today.
Lofotr Vikingmuseum at Borg
- Jens Storm Munch, Chapter 8 in: A Chieftains farm in Northern Norway, (red.) Gerd S. Munch, Olav S. Johansen, Else Roesdahl, Arkeologiske Skrifter nr. 1, Lofotr- Vikingmuseum at Borg, 2003.
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