west of Eslöv. The church was demolished in the 1880s when a new church was built in Trollenäs. In the churchyard are a number of gravestones preserved, some from the Middle Ages.
13 March 2011:
East of Trollenäs castle, along the highway to Eslöv, is the
small village Gullarp located. Behind a barrier towards the road is Gullarp old
cemetary in a grove. A high cross marks the spot where the Gullarp medieval church
was. It was demolished when Trollenäs church was built in the 1880s.
Material was taken from the demolished church. A blank sign informs nothing. There
are a number of gravestones. A small stone with a small cross. Small
half-moon shaped with barely visible symbols. Along the west side is a row of flat
gravestones with crosses on. Many are probably medieval. At an
elevation is a more modern tombstone, with graceful, somewhat opaque inscription,
which I spell my way through as (translated from swedish):
Wife of dean
Märta Lovisa Öberg
Born in Öfraby June 23, 1787
Married to the Royal preacher
H. Öberg December 3, 1828
death in Gullarp November 18, 1846
Father was Dean B. Dorsin (?) in Öfraby
Mother A.B. Sundius (?).
Jn. 11 Cap. 25 v. Sv. Ps. B. 108th v.6.
With some question marks, hard to read. The Chestnut buds are waiting for the spring.
A low wall runs along the embankment to the road. February 18, 1710 took a small battle place here, Danish forces were hiding behind the churchyard wall and caused the Swedes losses. But it was perhaps not today's wall. The Swedes took revenge ten days later at the decisive Battle of Helsingborg. Leaving the place next to a paddock, next to what has perhaps been the parsonage.
Continuing my walk on Trollestigen.