Fjerritslev

Fjerritslev is a town in North Jutland, Denmark. It is located in Jammerbugt Municipality, 13 km north of Løgstør, 37 km northeast of Thisted and 30 km southwest of Aabybro.[2]

Fjerritslev
Town
Fjerritslev Church
Fjerritslev Church
Fjerritslev is located in North Jutland Region
Fjerritslev
Fjerritslev
Location in the North Jutland Region
Coordinates: 57°05′N 9°16′E / 57.083°N 9.267°E / 57.083; 9.267Coordinates: 57°05′N 9°16′E / 57.083°N 9.267°E / 57.083; 9.267
Country Denmark
RegionFlag of Region Nordjylland.svg North Jutland
MunicipalityJammerbugt Kommune coa.svg Jammerbugt
Area
 • Total2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total3,376
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9690
WebsiteFjerritslev.dk

Until 1 January 2007 Fjerritslev was the seat of the former Fjerritslev Municipality.

HistoryEdit

Fjerritslev is mentioned in 1487 under the name Fieridsleff.[3]

Until the middle of the 1800s Fjerritslev only consisted of a series of spread-out houses and farms. A tavern was built in Fjerritslev in 1840, which began the expansion of the town. Following the tavern was other establishments, including a post office, bank, school and brewery. With the construction of the train station in 1897, the town began to rapidly expand.

During the German occupation of Denmark in 1940-45 multiple buildings in the town was occupied by the Germans. This included the school, which forced the locals to move their teaching facilities to the town's tavern.[4]

The train station in Fjerritslev was shut down in 1969.[5]

In the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform seven parish municipalities were merged to form Fjerritslev Municipality, with the municipality's seat and main town being Fjerritslev. The municipality lasted until 2007 where it was merged with Aabybro Municipality, Pandrup Municipality and Brovst Municipality to form Jammerbugt Municipality.

Fjerritslev Brewery and Local MuseumEdit

Fjerritslev Brewery and Local Museum (Danish: Fjerritslev Bryggeri- og Egnsmuseum) is located in Fjerritslev. It is both a brewery museum and a local museum. The brewery, originally named P. Kjeldgaards Bryggeri, originates from 1885, where it was started by Niels Borup and Peter Bauer. Per Kjeldgaard joined in 1887. When Kjeldgaard died in 1919 his wife, Kathrine Kjeldgaard, took over leading the brewery. She became the only Danish female brewery owner until her death in 1950. Her daughter, Kirsten Kjeldgaard, took over and continued the brewery until 1968 where it was shut down. She lived in the old brewery until 1982 where she died. The current museum was established one year later.[6]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistikbanken.dk "BY3: Folketal 1. januar efter byområder, landdistrikter og folketal, areal og befolkningstæthed" Retrieved 15 October 2020
  2. ^ Visitjammerbugten.dk "Fjerritslev" Retrieved 15 October 2020
  3. ^ Denstoredanske.lex.dk "Fjerritslev" Retrieved 15 October 2020
  4. ^ Fjerritslev.dk "Fjerritslevs historie" Retrieved 15 October 2020
  5. ^ Danskejernbaner.dk "Fjerritslev Station (Fjr)" Retrieved 15 October 2020
  6. ^ Fjerritslevmuseum.dk "Bryggerfamilien" Retrieved 15 October 2020