Vattholma bruk is one of the country’s oldest ironworks, dating back to the 14th century, and a part of our early industrial history. Vattholma was run as a royal ironworks up until the end of the 16th century, when it was acquired by the Bielke family at Salsta castle. At the same time as the ironworks, it also became the site of Sweden’s first brass industry in 1571. In the early 20th century, bar iron production ceased, but the process continued with manufacture, a mechanical workshop, a carpenter’s workshop, and a foundry. In the 1930, the ironworks was sold and for a time, firefighting equipment and hose clamps were made here. In the 1970s, the ironworks was severely dilapidated, and after a long process in which many wanted to tear all of it down, the ironworks were carefully renovated.
Today, we have an astonishingly well-renovated industrial environment for housing, with some of the old industrial buildings preserved.
Learn more about Vattholma bruk at astraken.com/sevardigheter/bruk/vattholma-bruk/# (in Swedish)