Svitene Manor

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Svitene Manor
Svitenes muiža
Svitenes muižas pils 2000-09-02.jpg
Svitene Manor is located in Latvia
Svitene Manor
General information
Architectural style Classicism
Location Svitene, Svitene parish, Rundāle municipality
Country Latvia
Completed Around 1800
Client Johann Martin von Elmpt

Svitene Manor (Latvian: Svitenes muižas pils; German: Schloß Schwitten) is a manor house in the historical region of Zemgale, in Latvia. The building currently houses the Svitene music and art school.


Svitene manor was established in 15th century when it was owned by von Grotthuß family. In 1736 it was bought by Ernst Johann Biron. In 1788 manor became property of fieldmarshall Count Johann Martin von Elmpt. Construction of the current building began around 1800 however Johan Martin von Elmpt died in the 1802 and construction works was finished by his son Philip von Elmpt. In 1893 manor was bought by Anatoly Lieven. During Latvian War of Independence in autumn 1919 manor building was partly burned by retreating troops of West Russian Volunteer Army.

After Latvian agrarian reforms of 1920 Svitene manor was nationalized and lands partitioned for 86 new farms. Since 1921 primary school and library was located in the manor building. Building was reconstructed in 1938 and 1970. In 2013 primary school was moved to another building but part of the manor house is still occupied by local Art and Music school.

See also[edit]


Zarāns, Alberts (2006). Latvijas pilis un muižas. Castles and manors of Latvia. (in Latvian and English). Riga. ISBN 9984-785-05-X. OCLC 72358861. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Svitene Manor at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 56°22′41″N 23°55′52″E / 56.3781°N 23.9311°E / 56.3781; 23.9311