December 11, 2020
Puts the car in the parking lot to the station.
Walks on the bike path under the railway.
Shortly after is a stone arch bridge over the Saxån.
The bridge was built in 1770 by Hans Nilsson in Annelöv.
On two center stones there are texts that the bridge builder had carved,
they are a little difficult to decipher today.
At the last visit many years ago, the stones were clearer.
On the center stone on one side is the text:
"No 14 ÅR 1770 BYGD AF MÄSTER BB HNS I ANNELÖF".
"No 14 YEAR 1770 BUILT BY MÄSTER BB HNS IN ANNELÖF".
It refers to the fact that the bridge was built by the Bridge Builder
Hans Nilsson in 1770, and that it is the fourteenth bridge he had built.On the center stone opposite is:
"HÄR HAR STÅD ET FÄLT SLAG ÅR 1180."
"HERE HAS BEEN A BATTLE IN 1180."
It refers to the battle of Dösjebro which took place in 1181 (not 1180)
between Scanian farmers, and King Valdemar and Bishop Absalon's cavalry.
Absalon became bishop of Lund in 1177 and introduced the tax as bishop.
The peasants considered the tax to be too burdensome and revolted.
Absalon's castle in Sövde was destroyed during the uprising.
Bishop Absalon also wanted the priests to live in celibacy.
The priests did in common with the peasants.
In 1181 there was a battle at Dösjebro.
Absalon's and Valdemar's well-equipped cavalry were strong and many
farmers were killed, about 1000 farmers are believed to have fallen.
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