Château de Créminil

Estrée-Blanche, France

Château de Créminil was built in 1443 by La May family to the site of older fortification (destroyed by English Army). In 1540 Créminil was owned by Hugues de Buleux (advisor to the regent of the Netherlands and grand bailiff of Aire). After the castle was burned in 1543 it was rebuilt in the 17th century.

In 1670 it was owned by Antoine de Wignacourt and from 1687 till the Revolution by the Merchiers family. Until 1978 Créminil Castle was owned by a Mrs Lhéritier whose family had it since the Revolution.

This late medieval castle consists of an irregular polygon with twelve sides, built on a small mound surrounded by large round moat fed by water from the Laquet stream. In the 18th century 3 sides of polygon to the south were torn down and replaced by a terrace lined with stone balusters to provide a better view of the surrounding gardens. Also the facades of the buildings on the courtyard were rebuilt.

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Founded: 1443
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Philippe Thellier (2 years ago)
Lieu emprunt d'histoire et de calme oú il fait bon flaner pour une aération sensoreille
JerryTeresa Vaughn (3 years ago)
Very nice walk around. Can't go in - private residence. He allowed us to walk around in the gardens.
wieczorek patrick (3 years ago)
Très beau chateau bien entretenue et dans un tres bel etat
sylvain simon (3 years ago)
Magnifique rien à redire nous avons tout à apprendre de nos ancêtres.
frederic cachart (3 years ago)
Un joli endroit charmant et rempli d'histoire. Les guides que nous avons rencontré nous ont régalé tout au long de la balade.
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