3510 Hønefoss, Norway
| Gothic Revival architecture|
Christian Heinrich Grosch, Arnstein Arneberg
Lunder Kirke, Namdalseid Church, Agdenes Church, Otterøy Church, Lensvik Church
Hønefoss Church (Norwegian: Hønefoss Kirke) was a church in the Ringerike municipality, Buskerud, Norway. The church burned down to the ground on 26 January 2010.
The church had room for approximately 350 people. It was located in Hønefoss, which is the administrative center of the Ringerike municipality. The church had its own cemetery, burial chapel, crematorium and a modern assembly room (referred to as Kirkestua).
Hønefoss Church Wikipedia
In 1858, church architect Christian Heinrich Grosch was hired to draw plans for the church. the inauguration took place on 10 December 1862. The church received a new chapel, which was dedicated in 1894. The church was restored shortly after 1950 and stood ready for the reopening in 1952.
The fire department in Ringerike received the notification that Hønefoss Church was on fire just before at 5:00 pm Tuesday 26 January 2010. Shortly afterwards the church burned down, and it soon became clear that the building could not be repaired. The 40-meter (130 ft) church tower collapsed around 6:00 pm.
In November 2009 it had been discovered that there were twelve faults in the electrical system of the church, and the police investigation concluded that faulty contact in a cable for the electric heating ovens was indeed the cause of the fire.