July 12, 2021
Oops, miss the entrance to the parking lot. May turn.
Gumlösa Church is Sweden's oldest dated brick building.
It was consecrated by Bishop Absalon on October 26, 1192.
The church has burned twice, in 1612 it and Gumlösa village was burnde
by Gustav II Adolf, the second fire was in 1904 when many fixtures
went up in smoke. Therefore, the altar and pulpit are from 1904.
An altarpiece from the 18th century hangs on a wall.
The baptismal font from the 12th century has survived two fires
and a time as a flower pot in the garden of the estate Sinclairsholm
next to the church. Go up to the pulpit to get an overview.
Goes out and around the church.
On the outside of the choir gable,
a tombstone is walled in.
Made for Birger Nilsson Grip and his wife Brita Brahe.
It was going to Söderköping but the transport was stopped in Gumlösa.
It was found in a field in 1850.
Below is a barely readable stone, a memory of the farmer
Jöns Månsson (died 1721) and his wife Kirstin.
Maybe he was the one who stole the Danish army's war cash
and became wealthy and got a nice tombstone.
A little further away is a tomb, the Gyllenkrook tomb.
Owner of Sinclairsholm next door, now on the family branch Barnekow.
Drive home via the road down to Vinslöv.
GPS: WGS84 decimal (lat, lon) 56.174025, 13.971745