Sandby

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This article is about the Danish village. For the English artists, see Paul Sandby and Thomas Sandby.
Sandby
Village
Sandby Church
Sandby Church
Sandby is located in Lolland
Sandby
Sandby
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 (2014)
 • Total 386
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 2014, it has a population of 386.[1]

History[edit]

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]

Landmarks[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.