Kongsdal Manor

Mørkøv, Denmark

Kongsdal (previously Tygestrup) is an old farmhouse, first mentioned in 1180. In that year, the bishop of Absalon gave it to the Sorø Abbey. About 1280, the farmhouse was called Tygestrup. Around 1588, the four wing main building was started. In 1598, the west wing was built. The structure became known as Kongsdal in 1669. A large restoration took place in 1880.

In 1846, the estate became the inheritance of Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup from his father Hector Frederik Janson Estrup who was a landowner. Jacob Brønnum was a leading politician of the Højre party in Denmark, a parliamentarian who held many ministerial posts including as Finance Minister in the Cabinet of the Government of Denmark. Today Kongsdal is still privately owned by Estrup family.

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Founded: c. 1588
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Denmark
Historical period: Early Modern Denmark (Denmark)

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