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Huis te Warmond (Warmond Castle)

Warmond Castle (Huis te Warmond)  is a Dutch 18th-century manor house near Warmond in the province of South Holland. It was constructed on the site of fortifications dating from  1250, incorporating traces of medieval architecture.

Warmond Castle History

The original timber structures were replaced by buildings that were subsequently damaged by fire in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries and rebuilt each time on the old foundations.

A 16th-century drawing makes it possible to reconstruct the medieval original, when the castle consisted of a square ground-plan of four wings and four corner towers set around an interior court, the whole surrounded by a moat.

The living-quarters were in the north and east wings. The massive west tower was once assumed to have been the keep, but the thickness of its walls and its dimensions are too small for this purpose. In 1629 the castle was given a new entrance range by Salomon de Bray, featuring pilasters and a broad pediment.

The south tower, originally octagonal, was replaced by a square one after 1650. Owing to the various rebuilding projects, Warmond acquired an irregular character in the course of the centuries. In 1780 the castle was extensively rebuilt. Floor levels and the proportions of the rooms were altered, and the walls were stuccoed. Medieval remains were hidden by new walls and plasterwork; de Bray’s additions disappeared.

Warmond Castle Map&Location

Address: Huis te Warmond, Herenweg 141, 2361 EP Warmond, Netherlands. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Warmond Castle Photos

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Huis te Warmond in winter

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