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Sandby Church
Sandby Church
Sandby is located in Lolland
Location on Lolland
Coordinates: 54°52′34″N 11°5′19″E / 54.87611°N 11.08861°E / 54.87611; 11.08861
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Lolland Municipality
Population (2013)
 • Total 382
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sandby is a village located some 7 km (4.3 mi) northwest of Nakskov on the Danish island of Lolland. It belongs to Lolland Municipality in Region Sjælland. As of 2013, it has a population of 382.[1]


Sandby has a history going back to the 13th century. From 1915 to 1967, it had a station on the Nakskov-Kragenæs Railway called Harpelunde as there was already a Sandby Station in Odsherred.[2] The northern and eastern parts of the village bear traces of their agricultural history while more recent developments can be seen around the church to the south.[3]


Dating from the middle of the 13th century, Sandby Church has a Romanesque chancel and nave and a Late Gothic tower. Its auricular Baroque altarpiece and pulpit and both from c. 1635, are remarkably well carved works probably by Hans Gudewerth the Younger.[4]

The nearby Frederiksdal estate dates from the beginning of the 14th century. Today's manor house was completed in 1756 by Georg Dietrich Tschierske.[5]


  1. ^ "Statistikbanken Table BEF44", Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ Niels Jensen, Jernbaner på Lolland-Falster og Bornholm. Clausens Forlag 1977, pp. 59-68.
  3. ^ "Sandby og omegn - Landsbyerne ved kysten og Nakskov Fjord", Lolland Kommune. (Danish) Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ Kirsten Weber-Andersen, Otto Norn, Aage Roussell, Gertrud Købke Knudsen, "Sandby Kirke", Danmarks kirker: Maribo amt, Volume 8, 1951, Nationalmuseet, pages 481-497. (Danish) Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Frederiksdal", Lolland'Falsters Herregårde". (Danish) Retrieved 14 July 2013.