Tyttinge

To the east of Vårsta and almost at the border to Södertälje lie Tyttinge. It is probably during the older Iron Age that human’s first start to settle in Tyttinge. Several gravefields and an ancient castle (hillfort) lie in the neighbourhood. Most of the gravefields are from the younger Iron Age though. When all the gravefields of that time are situated close to the village of today a good guess is that the farm that later grow to a village once was placed here. It was a fairly large and prosperous population that lived here. You can see that from the number of graves but also from the fact that we know of three runestones that they raised here. Two are now lost but the scientists know what they said. The last one is still standing. Today it stands in Skälby. It is typical of its kind; it says that a man called Åsgöt has raised this stone to memorize his uncle and his wife. An interesting detail is that Olov in the Viking Age could be a woman’s name. During the middle age Tyttinge became a village but its importance was lesser than earlier. It is not mentioned in the written records until 1512. The building that stands there today was built around 1900. Today it is a bit changed so that the main entrance is from one of the sides and not at the front of the house. Otherwise it is well kept. The lattice windows were typical of that time. The style was called Jugend style.

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