Björksund Castle

Björksund Castle (Björksunds slott) is a castle-like manor house in Sweden. Björksund located on Sibbofjärden, northeast of Nyköping in Södermanland County, Sweden.[1]

Björksund Castle
Nyköping Municipality, Sweden
Björksunds slott.jpg
Coordinates58°47′12″N 17°16′51″E / 58.78667°N 17.28083°E / 58.78667; 17.28083Coordinates: 58°47′12″N 17°16′51″E / 58.78667°N 17.28083°E / 58.78667; 17.28083
TypeBaroque style Manor House
Site information
Controlled byBjörksund Förvaltnings AB
Site history
Built1727

HistoryEdit

The Björksund estate first belonged to the Grip family, but came in the late Middle Ages through marriage to the Privy Councilor Göran Eriksson Gyllenstierna (1498-1575) of Fågelvik. The estate remained in his family until 1776, when it partly passed by purchase to Count Carl Gabriel Mörner (1737-1828), heir to the Privy Council member and Marshal of the Realm Göran Gyllenstierna (1724–1799). [2]

The manor house was built in Baroque style during 1727. It was designed by French-Swedish architect Joseph Gabriel Destain (died in 1740). Additions in the 1740s were by Baron Carl Hårleman (1700–1753).[3][4]

The estate covers 4,700 hectares (12,000 acres) and large areas of the archipelago. Björksund Förvaltnings AB also manages a number of properties in Nyköping. [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Björksunds slott" (in Swedish). Enjoy Sweden. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Göran Eriksson Gyllenstierna". Nordisk familjebok. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Joseph Gabriel Destain". historiesajten.se. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Carl Hårleman, arkitekt". Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Övriga slott med anknytning till släkten" (in Swedish). Gyllenstiernska släktföreningen. Retrieved 26 August 2014.

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