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Olsbennings bergsmansby

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Hidden : 6/15/2011
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I Olsbenning fanns redan på 1100-talet en hyttplats. Arkeologiska fynd visar att järn då framställdes här i en masugn. Olika masugnar har sedan varit i bruk ända till 1874.

Järnet tillverkades av bergsbrukande bönder. Läget vid ån gav vattenkraft till hyttan och intill den byggde bergsmännen sina gårdar. Kring bergsmansbyn fanns åker- och ängsmarken och utanför den skogen som gav träkol till hyttdriften.

Bergsmanshushållen framställde järn här, i allt större hyttor, fram till mitten av 1800-talet. En del av Olsbennings gårdar har flyttats ut, men flera ligger kvar i byns kärna. Jordbruk håller landskapet öppet så som det varit i närmare tusen år.

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Already in the 12th century there was an iron making site at Olsbenning .Archaeological findings indicate that iron was made here in a blast-furnace. Since then various blast- furnaces have been in use until 1874.

The iron was made by peasant iron makers. The location by the stream supplied water power for the smelting house and nearby the iron makers built their houses.
The farmland surrounded the village and on the outskirts were the woods which supplied the charcoal required for running the blast-furnace.

The homestead iron makers produced iron here in increasingly bigger smelteries until the middle of the 1800s.

Some of the homesteads have been moved out of the village, but quite a few still remain in its nucleus. Farming keeps the landscape as open as it has been for nearly a thousand years.

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