Facts about Österlenbyn

East Nöbbelöv

As early as 1322, the place name is Nybbile in writing. Nybbile means newböle ie new building. The village lies along the road between Simris and Gislöv, four kilometers southwest of Simrishamn. The surroundings are hilly land.

Along the softly winding city street, the street houses and the farms are located irregularly. Several of the farms are completely preserved with stone-built courtyards. Most of the village buildings originate from the 1800 century. Here are a couple of very well preserved old gardens with cut hedges, common from the 1800 century in the middle and forward. The element of large deciduous trees in the village is evident. The oldest parts of the stone church are from the 1100 century, but only the long-house walls remain. As late as 1896, the church was extended to the west and received its current tower.

Link to Nöbbelöv has a couple of really well-known names, of which Alfred Nobel is the most knowledgeable. The Nobel ancestor Peter Nobelius was born in Östra Nöbbelöv at the end of the 1600 century. The other is the missionary Edvin Lundström, born on the 3 March 1880. He emigrated 1900 to Fresno, California. Lundström became known as one of the 34 survivors of the Titanic shipwreck. The nearest town with service is Simrishamn. Local bus is available in Östra Nöbbelöv.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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