Main building of Kukruse manor
|Population (2011 Census)|
Kukruse (German: Kuckers) is a village in Toila Parish, Ida-Viru County in northeastern Estonia. It is located by the Tallinn–Narva road (E20), between the cities of Kohtla-Järve and Jõhvi. Adjacent to the village is a district of Kohtla-Järve sharing the same name, Kukruse.
During the road construction in 2009, a cemetery approximately 800 years old was revealed. Fifty graves were studied. The human remains and objects placed in the graves provide a good picture of 13th century society, culture and beliefs. Some of the finds from Kukruse were displayed at the Estonian History Museum.
Kukruse (German: Kuckers) knight manor was first mentioned in 1453. The present building received its appearance in the 19th century when a second floor was added to the left wing of the originally baroque house.
Several prominent members of the Baltic German family von Toll has lived at Kukruse, namely genealogist Friedrich Ludwig von Toll (1781–1841), historian Robert von Toll (1802–1876) and geologist and Arctic explorer Eduard von Toll (1858–1902).
- "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- "The Beauty of Kukruse and her contemporaries". Estonian History Museum. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors – A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 184. ISBN 9949-10-117-4.