Åkerö Manor

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Åkerö Manor
Sweden
Åkerö slott juli 2011.jpg
Åkerö Manor, view from Lake Yngaren
Åkerö Manor is located in Södermanland
Åkerö Manor
Åkerö Manor
Coordinates 58°53′35″N 16°34′16″E / 58.8930556°N 016.5711111°E / 58.8930556; 016.5711111
Type Castle
Site history
Built 1748 (present building)
Built by Carl Gustaf Tessin
Illustration of Åkerö Castle

Åkerö Manor is a manor in Södermanland, Sweden. Although an estate with a history going back to the Middle Ages, the presently visible manor house complex was commissioned in 1748 by Carl Gustaf Tessin, and designed by Carl Hårleman. It is a fine example of Rococo manor house architecture in Sweden.

History[edit]

The estate is one of the oldest in Södermanland, dating from the 13th century. During the 16th century, the owners at the time, the Bielke family, erected a renaissance manor house. About a hundred years later, the building was damaged by fire and never completely restored.[1]

In 1748 Carl Gustaf Tessin bought the estate. He ordered the old, damaged buildings to be demolished and commissioned a new building to be built to the designs by Carl Hårleman.[1] Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain was commissioned to design the interiors.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Åkerös historia". Åkerö Säteri. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 58°53′35″N 16°34′16″E / 58.8931°N 16.5711°E / 58.8931; 16.5711