Gladsaxehus, a ruin of a medieval
25 April 2010: Bus halt
Järrestad. I walk the road to Gladsax, 3 miles north of
Järresta. To the west of the road is a rock with petroglyphs in a
field. There is nothing at the road that informs about their existence.
I pass the wingless Skånberg windmill today used as a summer
residence. Arrive to the village Gladsax. A pointer 'Gladsaxehus' is
pointing to the meadow behind the church, whose oldest parts are from
the 1100's. At the meadow is the ruin after Gladsaxehus royal estate, a
sign informs about the history of the ruin. Gladsaxehus is first
mentioned in the 1300's. Today, the remains are in the form of a heap
of stones. One can barely see the walls, but most inside are stones.
The house may not have been particularly large. It has a certain
connection with the cathedral in Lund, the owner Mrs. Ide Pedersdatter
Falk donated in 1398 an altar screen. It is still seen in the
cathedral. I leave Gladsax and walk to the rock carvings.
Gladsaxehus - en medeltida länsborg