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The story of building the Magnus-cathedral is remarkable.  It is generally assumed that Erlendur, who was a bishop in the period 1269-1308, initiated the construction. For some reason this building was never finished. Legend has it that the Faeroese people revolted against the taxation and the heavy workload imposed upon them. If there is an element of truth in these legends, it may refer to the fact that the economic foundations for a project of this size were far to weak. The six groined vaults, which were to support the roof, were never erected, nor was the tower at the western end. The chapel, however, may have been finished with vault, roof and stone flooring, as well as the altar base. An avalanche in 1722 crushed the northeast corner of the church.  

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