Kasteel Hogemeyer

THE ABANDONED CASTLE IN BELGIUM


The history of ‘Kasteel Hogemeyer’ goes back to 1323. The castle in the village Kersbeek-Miskom was expanded en rebuild several times. Around 1859 the owner added a neo-gothic chapel.

The first building on these grounds was ‘Hof van Landeloos’. It was a farm built in 1323 and the home of a wealthy family. Towards the end of the 18th century, Gabriel-Michel-François de l’Escaille lived here. In 1750 the farm is reconverted to a manor house and in 1860 this house was expanded by baron Emile Joseph de Turck, grandson of De l’Escaille.

The chapel is one of the last additions to the castle. Together with the stables and the inner yard. A recent far too expensive renovation was stopped. Since then the castle was looted and vandalized. With no protection for the influences of the weather it is partly in a very bad state. In 2001 the castle and the surrounding garden and trees are protected. I visited and photographed ‘Kasteel Hogemeyer’ in 2011.

Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
Kasteel Hogemeyer
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