Seven timber houses are listed in this site located in the east of Sweden, representing the zenith of a regional timber building tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages.

They reflect the prosperity of independent farmers who in the 19th century used their wealth to build substantial new homes with elaborately decorated ancillary houses or suites of rooms reserved for festivities.

The paintings represent a fusion of folk art with the styles favoured by the landed gentry of the time, including Baroque and Rococo. Decorated by painters, including known and unknown itinerant artists, the listed properties represent the final flowering of a long cultural tradition.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

7 sites in this World Heritage

  • Kristofers, Stene
  • Gästgivars, Vallsta
  • Pallars, Långhed
  • Jon-Lars, Långhed
  • Bortom Åa, Fågelsjö
  • Bommars, Letsbo
  • Erik Anders, Askesta

Kristofers, Stene

Gästgivars, Vallsta

Pallars, Långhed

Jon-Lars, Långhed

Bortom Åa, Fågelsjö

Bommars, Letsbo

Erik Anders, Askesta

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Sweden 
Category
Cultural
Name
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
Selection Criteria (?)
(v)
Year of Registered
2012
Keyword
Registered in 2012