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Vaimõisa manor house
Vaimõisa manor house
Country  Estonia
County Rapla County
Parish Märjamaa Parish
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vaimõisa (German: Waddemois) is a village in Märjamaa Parish, Rapla County in western Estonia.

Vaimõisa manor[edit]

Vaimõisa as a landed estate has existed at least since 1494,[1] but the first manor house was probably destroyed during the Livonian War.[2] The first estate was established by a bailiff serving under Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek.[2] Throughout the centuries, the estate belonged to several Baltic German families, including the Farensbach, Flemming, Nascakin, Wetter-Rosenthal, Baranoff and Wilcken family.[1] Among more illustrious owners are Gustave Rosenthal, who fought in the American Revolutionary War, and General H. Rautsmann, who taught Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, can be mentioned.[3]

The construction of the main building which still exists today started in 1792 and was finished in 1818. It is a comparatively well-preserved manor house, with some interior features, such as original doors, stucco decoration, fireplaces and parquet floors, surviving to this day.[2]

Apart from the main building, the manor park and some outbuildings, including a Gothic Revival smithy, remain.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Vaimõisa Manor". Estonian Manors Portal. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vaimõisa manor: buildings". Vaimõisa Mõis. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vaimõisa Manor". Estonian Manors. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 58°59′N 24°28′E / 58.983°N 24.467°E / 58.983; 24.467