Day 8 - North of Sweden

U 1143 - Tierp

Jul 13, 2021

North of Uppsala, by the medieval church in Tierp, is the runestone U 1143. It was used as a door step in the church for so long the inscription is completely gone.

The inscription was drawn by Johan Peringskiöld in the 17th century, so we still know what it says today.

It now stands next to the north side of the old graveyard wall.

Inscription

[ᚴᛚᛁᚾᛏᚱ᛫ᛅᚢᚴ᛫ᛒᛚᛁᚴᚱ᛫ᚱᛁᛋᛏᚢ᛫ᛋᛏᛁᚾ᛫ᚦᛁᚾᛋᛁ᛫ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ᛫ᚴᚢᚾᚢᛁᚦ᛫]
ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ᛫ᛋᛁᚾ᛫ᚼᛅᚾ
[ᚠᚮᛦ᛫ᛒᚮᚱᛏ᛫ᛘᛁᚦ᛫ᛁᚴᚢᛅᚱᛁ᛫ᚴᚢᚦ᛫ᛏᚱᚢᛏᛁᚾ᛫ᚼᛁᛅᛚᛒᛁ᛫ᚮᚾᛏ ᛅ]
ᚴᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁᚾ[ᛅ᛫ᚦᚢᚱᛁᛦ᛫ᛅᚾ᛫ᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁ]

Translation

“Klint and Blek raised this stone in memory of Gunnvid, their father. He travelled away with Ingvar. May Lord God help the spirits of all Christians. Torir carved the runes.”

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