Until recently very little was known about the building history of Huis Hatert. The tower was probably built in the second half of the 14th century. The west and south sides of the building show signs of walls that were once attached to the tower, which makes it likely that the tower used to form a part of a greater complex and that it served as a gate tower located on one of the corners of a lager castle. Its relatively thin walls and small size also hint at this. In later times the tower underwent great changes. Floor heights were changed, openings were blocked and new wings were attached to the tower aft er the former walls had been torn down. It is evident that one of the cellars of Huis Hatert dates back to the 16th century and one of the wings to the 18th century. In the 19th century a new gable was placed in front of the 18th century wing and tower to create a more uniform appearance.

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