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Blovstrød


Blovstrød is a small town and parish in Allerød Municipality, North Zealand, located some 30 north of Copenhagen, Denmark The town is situated on the east side of Lyngby Kongevej, approximately one kilometre east of Lillerød and Allerød station Two new neighbourhoods, Ny Blovstrød and Teglværkskvarteret, are planned on the west side of Lyngby Kongevej

Contents

  • 1 History
    • 11 Early history
    • 12 19th century
    • 13 20th century
  • 2 Landmarks
  • 3 Development projects
  • 4 Transport
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

History

Early history

Blovstrød is first mentioned in 1265 as Blaustruth The first part of the name may be derrived from the male name Blawæsti' Sorte-Væsti while the suffix -rød means "clearing" The area was from the early Middle Ages crown land and in 1700 Blovstrød was one of the parishes that were placed under Hirschholm Palace which was given to Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow as her personal property by king Frederick IV The village was the site of a roadside inn

19th century

Blovstrød viewed from the church tower in 1916: The village pond consisted of several smaller ponds

Blovstrød Brickyard was established in 1860 and grew to become one of the largest brickyards in Northern Europe It had an extensice network of industrial railway tracks to several clay pits in the area

20th century

The old school was demolished and a new one was built in 1938 Blovstrød began to grow with new areas of single family detached homes in the 1950s The western part of the parish, with the town of Blovstrød, became part of Amllerød Municipality in the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform while the eastern part of the municipality became part of Hørsholm Municipality The factory closed in 1982

Landmarks

Blovstrød Parish House

Blovstrød Church is a Romanesque ville church The nave and chancel dates from before 1200 Next to the church is the parish house Little remains of the original village but the village pond ]] Blovstrød is home to two primary schools, the public Blovstrød School and the private Blovstrød Privatskole The Sandholm estate to the east of Blovstrød has a history that dates back to the 13th century It is now part of the Høvelte-Sandholm-Sjælsø military grounds Høvelte Barracks is home to the Royal Danish Life Guards

Local retail includes a Netto store, a REMA 1000 and a bakery

Development projects

A district plan for a new neighbourhood on the west side of Kongevejen was adopted by Allerød Municipal Council in March 20165 It covers an area of approximately 244 hectares

The former brickyard site, located south of Sortedamvej, was part of the Europan 11 programme The competition was won by Mette Blankenberg and Eyrun Margret Stefansdottir A district plan for the area was adopted in January 2016 The site covers a total area of approximately 22 hectares of which just under 16 hectares are transferred to "urban zone" and approximately 360 new homes will be built in the area

Transport

Allerød station is located on the Hillerød radial of the S-train network and is served by the E trains The distance from Blovstrød to the station is just under two kilometres A paved and illuminated path, Ejmars Sti, provides a connection for pedestrians and cyclists

Sandholmgårdsvej connects Blovstrød to Hørsholm and the Helsingør Motorway to the east

Notable people

  • Hans Pilgaard
  • Mikael Bertelsen
  • Søren Nystrøm Rasted
  • Lotte Friis
  • Lars Kaalund
  • Carsten Fredgaard

References

  1. ^ "Blovstrød" in Danish Gyldendal Retrieved 18 September 2016 
  2. ^ "Vidste du, at Blovstrød Teglværk var et af Nordeuropas største værker" blovstroeddk in Danish Retrieved 18 September 2016 
  3. ^ "Byrådet vedtog lokalplan for det ny Blovstrød" in Danish Allerødnyt Retrieved 18 September 2016 
  4. ^ "Europan 11, Allerød projekt" arkarkdk in Danish Retrieved 18 September 2016 
  5. ^ "Rammelokalplan vedtaget" Allerødnyt in Danish Retrieved 18 September 2016 

External links

  • Vintage photos
  • Blovstrød


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