church belongs to the Hofsos benefice in the Skagafjordur deanery. It is situated a short distance to the south of
the fishing hamlet Hofsos. During catholic times, a prayer chapel
stood there until it was officially abolished by a royal decree in
1765. The house was reconstructed and used as an outhouse for decades.
In 1953, the bishop recons crated the prayer chapel, which
had been renovated in its original form. Its old timers make
it the oldest house of god in the country and it is in the
care of the National Museum. One of the most beloved Rev.
and poets of the country, Hallgrimur Petursson, was born at
Grof in 1614. During the 17th and 18th
centuries, the Grof estate was used as a retirement home for
the widows of the bishops at Holar.
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