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Wednesday, APRIL the 25TH
Archaeologist, Turi Thomsen, describes the findings from Krabbesholm
Parts of an old court yard from the 18th century were found at Krabbesholm Højskole last week, when work begun on site. Turi Thomsen, head of the archaeological investigation, explains:
“We have found nothing unexpected on site: On the old maps of the area you can identify the buildings, which were formerly found around the court yard. We refer to these as outhouses. Most likely they have been used as storage space, a barn and stables. It makes perfect sense to have these outhouses places around the central court yard, which will have been occupied by horses, carriages and with a watering hole in the middle. The reason why the court yard has been covered may be related to the great storm surge of 1925, when water broke through the dams and the water level was raised. The whole town was flooded. At the time, Krabbesholm was located right at the edge of the water. It is therefore highly likely that the owners gave up on restoring the outbuildings and instead left the court yard covered with debris. Over time weeds and shrubbery has grown there, eventually developing into layers of soil. The old watering hole at the centre of the court yard will be uncovered sometime this week: We will dig a section through the lake to determine what it’s made up of. This knowledge will help us to determine when the watering hole was last used. To sum up: What you find is only interesting in relation to its context.”
Following this comment from Turi Thomsen, work has been resumed on site at Krabbesholm Højskole.
TUESDAY, 17TH OF APRIL
Work has begun on site at Krabbesholm Højskole. During the initial digging and relocating of cables on site, an old cobblestone court yard from the 18th century was uncovered. The archaeologists from Skive Museum have temporarily stopped all work on site, while they investigate further. In addition to the few square metres of cobblestones, the archaeologists have found parts of an old grind stone, used to make flour. It has yet to be confirmed when building will commence.
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