Uuemõisa (borough)

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Uuemõisa
Small borough
Uuemõisa manor
Uuemõisa manor
Uuemõisa is located in Estonia
Uuemõisa
Uuemõisa
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°56′26″N 23°34′49″E / 58.94056°N 23.58028°E / 58.94056; 23.58028Coordinates: 58°56′26″N 23°34′49″E / 58.94056°N 23.58028°E / 58.94056; 23.58028
Country Estonia
County Lääne County
Municipality Ridala Parish
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 1,069

Uuemõisa is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Lääne County, western Estonia, located just east of the town of Haapsalu. It is the administrative centre of Ridala Parish. Uuemõisa has a population of 1,069 (as of 2010).[1]

Uuemõisa manor[edit]

Uuemõisa estate (German: Neuenhof) is first mentioned in 1539 and then belonged to the Bishopric of Saare-Lääne (German: Ösel-Wiek). During the Swedish time it for a long period of time was a part of the vast domains of the De la Gardie family. The last owner before the Estonian land reform of 1919 was Eugenie Mikhailovna Shakhovskaya, the world's first female fighter pilot. After the Estonian declaration of independence, it was used by the Estonian Ministry of Defence. During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, the Red Army occupied the buildings.[2][3]

The current manor was built in mid 19th century, with additions made in 1921–23 by architect Karl Burman.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Uuemõisa aleviku arengukava aastateks 2010–2015" (in Estonian). Ridala vald. p. 5. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 306. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  3. ^ Visit Estonia "Uuemõisa manor". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 

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