Uppinge

It is during the 13th century that Uppinge and its two neighbouring villages Åvinge and Husby first are heard of. They were probably founded even earlier. Compared to its three neighbours further down in the valley are they early. An explanation could be how they are situated in the terrain. Uppinge lies high and was probably better suited for a village. 100 years later had probably the waterlevel sunk a little and it was possible to make a living out of the land in the valley. Then were the villages that lie low, Iselsta, Norrga and Råby, founded. The place name can be interpreted in that direction too. Uppinge means “they who live up there”, Åvinge means “They who live at the stream”. A place that ends in -inge usually has a beginning somewhere in the Iron Age. During the 17th century the villages that were situated in the valley took over. An important reason for that were the three watermills that was at work in Norrga. During the 19th century Uppinge started to split up. Land from Uppinge was used to form the new village Rosenhill. The houses that stand in Uppinge is built around 1900. Uppinges main house is built in the 1920,s and is a good example on how villas should be built then. Both the windows and how the house is formed are typical. The Manor house again became an ideal and it can be seen on how the yard is formed.

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