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Borg Farm Ruins

Site/Artefact
Ruins of the Old Rectory from 15th and 16th century

Type
Farm ruins

Site Number
Nr. 9

NGO Grid Reference
22727,9 - a
1142020,0 - a
22686,8 - b
1142044,1- b

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Farm Ruins

Description
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.

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Lofotr Vikingmuseum at Borg

References

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts

1. Borg
2. Buksnesfjorden
3. Bøstad
4. Eggum
5. Einangen
6. Eltoft
7. Holsneset
8. Holsøya
9. Kvalnes
10. Moland
11. Nykmark
12. Skjerpen
13. Trollsteinen
14. Uttakleiv
15. Vendalsjord
16. The Stone Crosses
17. Malnes
18. Borg Burial Mounds
19. Borg Burial Mounds
20. Borg Roman House Site
21. Borg House Remains I:Ia
23. Borg I:Ib
24. Borg House Remains
25. Borg - Midden

26. Borg House Site
27. Borg House Sites
28. Borg Farm Ruins
29. Borg Medieval Sites
30. Borg Burial Mounds
31. Borg Possible Settlement
32. Borg Medieval House Site
33. Borg Boat Houses
34. Burial Mound
35. Burial Mound
36. Borg Burial Mound
37. Borg Modern Church
38. Bøstad Burial Cairn
39. Bøstad Removed Burials
40. Bøstad - Courtyard
41. Boat House and Burial
42. Bøstad House Sites
43. Bøstad Farm Mound
44. Rystad Boat Houses
45. Rystad Burial Mound
46. Burial and Farm Mound
47. Rystad Burial Mound
48. Rystad - Burials
49. Rystad Burial Cairn
50. Handberg Charcoal-Pits

51. Handberg Farm Mound
52. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 1
53. Handberg Charcoal Pit -2
54. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 3
55. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 4
56. Handberg Charcoal Pits
57. Handberg Charcoal Pit
58. Vendalsjord
59. Lie Burial Mound
60. Lie Boat House
61. Lie
62. Løvdal
63. Borgfjord Indre
64. Sletteng
65. Borgfjord Ytre
66. Ytre Borgfjord - Burial
67. Borgfjord Ytre
68. Ytre Borgfjord
69. Borgfjord Ytre
70. Hagvåg Boat House
71. Hagvåg Burial Mound
72. Hagvåg Bridge Construction
73. Evjen Farm Mound

 

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