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Denmark's largest apron town

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Volsted is located in central Himmerland and is Denmark's oldest and best preserved apron town". The "apron" was the oval, half-kilometre long common that the farms surrounded. It was an arena of sorts - and Volsted Apron housed a small lake, a…

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The Danish word for this type of village is related to the word for pavement", and was essentially the space worn down in front of the farms. All villages needed some kind of open space for such things as ponds. Aprons came in all sizes, and in some places may have been nothing more than a widened section of the village road. In some villages with large aprons, they were crucial in determining the way the towns developed. Aprons were either square, rectangular or circular. Normally the surrounding farms all sat on identical plots all the way around. The apron belonged to everyone in the village and could only be used for things that benefitted the community, such as a smithy or a pond. After the land redistributions, most aprons succumbed to development. "

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Meet me on the apron

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