Vigala estate is one of the oldest in Estonia and belonged to the family of Uexkülls. The history of manor date back to the 13th century. It was transferred to its present location in the 1760s.The two-storey Early Classicist main building was constructed in the 1770s and slightly altered in the 1860s. The building was burnt down in 1905 but thereafter restored to its previous form; it now houses a school. The family cemetery of the von Uexkülls together with a cemetery chapel lies in a farther part of the park.

References: Eesti Maaturism, Estonian Manors

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Founded: 1770s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Vigala, Raplamaa, 58.778902, 24.251246‎ 58° 46' 44.05", 24° 15' 4.49" Усадьба Вана-Вигала является самой старой в Эстонии. С 14 века до 1919 года усадьба принадлежала семье Уекскюллей. Изначально, центральная часть мызы находилась на расстоянии от сегодняшней, на расстоянии нескольких километров в западном направлении (сохранились развалины вазального замка). На сегодняшнем месте мыза находится с 17 века. В 1745 году хозяин мызы и бывший садовник мызы Адила, Кр. Андерс заключили договор об обустройстве парковой зоны. В 1772 году, во времена, когда хозяином мызы был Г. В. Фон Уекскюль, началось строительство нового двухэтажного господского дома в стиле барокко. Работы прервала усадка дома, начиная с 1775 года здание было перенесено под крышу. Стиль постройки похож на стиль усадьбы, принадлежащей брату хозяина этой мызы, Х.Г. фон Уекскюлля, которому принадлежала усадьба Кабала, которая находится в Ярвамаа (1774). В 1858 году здание отремонтировали, в 1864 году немного был изменён фасад. В 1905 году господский дом мызы был подожжен, позжднее, его восстановили в, практически, идеальном виде. Постройка является характерной для 18 века. Дом был двухэтажным с треугольным фронтоном, с центральным ризалитом (на внешней поверхности фронтона расположен герб владельцев мызы) и с боковыми ризалитами. Перед входом в здание находится широкий балкон, который поддерживают каменные столбы, на фасаде расположены стойки с композиционной капителью. Цокольный этаж сводчатый с просторным вестибюлем, сводчатый потолок опирается на две массивных каменных стойки. На стене вестибюля находится античный рельеф, датируемый 2 веком до Р.Х. Зал и другие анфиладные представительные комнаты находятся на втором этаже.
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