Udriku estate (Uddrich) was founded in 1642 and belonged to the Baltic German Rehbinder family until the agrarian reforms following Estonia's independence in 1919. The current, neoclassical building is from 1803, and currently houses a nursing home. Some of the original interiors such as painted ceilings and plaster decorations are still preserved.



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Udriku-Saksi, Udriku, Estonia
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Founded: 1803
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Anatoly Ko (7 years ago)
Udriku , Kadrina, Lääne-Virumaa 59.296187, 26.060700 ‎ 59° 17' 46.27", 26° 3' 38.52" Мыза Удрику была образована в 1642 году, когда произошло её отделение от находящейся по соседству, мызы Полли. С момента образования мызы и вплоть до национализации 1919 года, мыза принадлежала фон Рехбиндертам. Последним владельцем мызы был Хейнрих фон Рехбиндер. Величественный двухэтажный господский дом в стиле эпохи классицизма был построен в 1803 году. Край крыши украшает зубчатый фриз, окна украшают треугольные фронтоны. В центральной части фасада находится портик с треугольным фронтоном и четырьмя ионическими колоннами. Перед портиком сохранились две частично повреждённых чугунных статуи льва. Кроме этого, сохранились некоторые элементы интерьера. Сейчас в здании находится дом престарелых. До наших дней на мызе сохранились некоторые второстепенные постройки, однако, в перестроенном виде. В восточном направлении от центральной части мызы находилась часовня фон Рехбиндеров с колоннадами, напоминавшими античный храм.
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