August 6, 2017
Turns south in Östra Tommarp.
Park at the school museum next to the church from 1857.
Asking a caretaker where the monastery lies, was not where I thought.
Walk east on the road south of the church.
The ruins are south of the road.
In the medieval city of Tumathorp, 1155 was founded a Premonstratenser monastery.
Parts of it were destroyed in a fire 1304.
During the Reformation, the monastery was shut down in 1540.
Parts were used as building materials.
Not much remains today.
Several excavations have been made.
Too bad that they are not exposed very much.
In an enclosure you can see parts.
There were church, houses surrounding an open place.
Kitchen, dining room, tiled stove, tombs e.g. with a newborn child.
Otherwise there are parts of walls, in the south an altar like piece.
A pile of remnants, on a stone the word "och" is visible.
On another a figure and an unclear text.
Can not really get a monk feeling.
There has certainly been a monastery garden.
Finding flowering common rue at one of the walls.
Even a marsh-mallow, perhaps.
They are medicinal herbs that might have been in their garden.