Medeltidshuset vid Stora Torg i Halmstad

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Up until the mid 1960s you could still find significant remains of a medieval brick house in Halmstad. Since the building was rediscovered in the 1920s, numerous speculations about the house and its owners have been presented. It has been linked to the Kalente guild as well as to the guild of St. Gertrud. These hypotheses rest, however, on very flimsy basis. Thus, this article examines a whole new hypothesis, namely that the house was built and owned by the Thott family, belonging to the Danish high aristocracy. By applying a historical-archaeological method, that is to use both material and written sources to create a new interpretable context, the following scenario, to a large extent source-based, was established. The plot and the then existing buildings were acquired 1465 by Aage Axelsen (Thott) from one of the towns burghers. His son, Bengt Aagesen (Thott) built the house around 1486. Originally, the ground floor was meant to be groinvaulted, but it was completed in a less ambitious way. Bengt’s son, Ture Bengtsen (Thott), donated the house in 1500 to the altar of Our Lady in the town church. After the Reformation, his relatives, Claus and Anne Thott, acquired the house from the church and rented the ground. The holding of the premises by the Thott family can then be followed
at least until 1559.


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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia


  • Byggnadsarkeologi, Medeltid, Byggnadshistoria, Halmstad
Sidor (från-till)30-44
StatusPublished - 2019
Peer review utfördJa