The first written record of Raikküla manor date back to the year 1469. Later it has been associated with the von Staals, the Kankrins and the von Keyserlings. The luxurious High-Classicist main building was completed on the foundation of a former building in 1820. After a fire in 1960, the house lied in ruins for a long time. Currently, it is privately owned and being renovated. About a kilometre from the manor's centre is a family graveyard of the von Keyserling's family.

Reference: Estonian Manors

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Founded: 1820
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Ly Martinson (2 years ago)
Eestimaa nn täiskasvanute mõis, võimsa energeetikaga kompleks, ürgsete elupuudega ring, paljastatud paekivi mustriga uhkete sammaste ning rõngas_võlvidega paraad_trepiga peahoone koos samas väärtuses ja kaaluga abihoonetega. Vaieldamatu pärl Eestimaa süames!
Cake channel (2 years ago)
Tollel päeval, kui käisime, sisse kahjuks ei pääsenud vaatama...
Rkbert Aus (2 years ago)
Huvitav koht .
Arvo Liivlaid (3 years ago)
Pererahval on põhjaliku teadmised oma mõisa kohta.
Henri Treude (4 years ago)
A secluded manor that has a nice park and terrace to do a piquenique when the weather is nice. The manor itself is in bad condition and not accessible for internal inspection.
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