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Svaneholms slott, Skurup


Built in: 1530

Client: Mourids Jepsen Sparre


Svaneholm Castle (Swedish: Svaneholms slott), is located on the shore of Lake Svaneholmssjön in southern Sweden. The castle was initially built in the 1530s by the Danish knight and royal advisor Mourids Jepsen Sparre.


In 1782 the castle was inherited by baron Rutger Maclean "The reformer of Scanian agriculture".


Svaneholm’s last private owner, Count Carl Augustin Ehrensvärd, performed a thorough restoration during the years 1933-34. Some modernity’s were introduced, such as installing central heating in the first and second floors. He also restored many wall paintings during this work. A short time after these renovations and restorations Count Ehrensvard died and Svaneholm castle become a museum.


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Taken on September 12, 2012