Suure-Lähtru

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Suure-Lähtru, Estonia
Village
Suure-Lähtru Manor
Suure-Lähtru Manor
CountryEstonia
CountyLääne
ParishLääne-Nigula
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Suure-Lähtru (German: Groß-Lechtigall) is a village in Lääne-Nigula Parish, Lääne County, in western Estonia.

Suure-Lähtru manor[edit]

A carved wooden rococo stair in Suure-Lähtru manor.
Carved wooden rococo stairs in the manor.

The history of the estate goes back to the end of the 16th century. During the centuries, it has belonged to several different aristocratic families. During much of the 20th century, the manor was used as a school house. The current building was completed in 1778, and was designed by Johann Andreas Jaenichen, while most of the stucco work was done by Johann Caspar Mohr, who was province architect of Estonia and who also designed the Stenbock House (the current seat of the Government of Estonia) in Tallinn. A fine rococo stair is still preserved in the house.[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Mart Helme (born 1949), politician, has owned the manor building since 1996 and is currently residing there.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government office of Estonia "The Stenbock House" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 310. ISBN 9949-10-117-4.

Coordinates: 58°53′N 23°50′E / 58.883°N 23.833°E / 58.883; 23.833