the viking age Västra Strö monument, also known as Thule
stones or Tullehögen,
is composed of five standing stones and two rune stones in a field at
Västra Strö church west of Eslöv.
12 February 2011
Drive the road from Trollenäs castle to Västra Strö. I
can see the monument
stones stick up on the ground west of the church. Sets the car at the
church. Go west on the gravel road. There on a field islet is the
monument. Five standing stones and two rune stones. It is winter and
ground is frozen. Around the island it is not yet plowed. At the
marks the location is a little step up to the path over the
mighty Viking monuments which probably stands on its original site. The
tells that a young girl from Trollenäs castle, visible to the
abducted by the troll who lived in the pile. She was never found.
probably not interested in me, so I dare me out.
The monument is signposted. On the plaque is two maps. One is a woodcut
in which the stones, as seen from the south, are numbered 1 to 7. The
other is a
modern sketch, I think there is something wrong with it? Ah, the road
sign is drawn on the wrong side.
Västra Strö stone 1
Father cut these runes after Asser,
his brother, who in north died in
Västra Strö stone 2
Father cut stone after Björn,
who owned ship with him.
On the back of the stone 2, is carved a mask. On the side there should
human couple, but it has probably eroded.
Central is a small cylindrical stone, number 7. A farmer took it home,
started to haunt him, and it was quiet only when the stone was moved
14 April 2006
On my previous visit, we were joined by a sociable cat. It walked with
us from the
church where I parked the car. A cat interested in runes!