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These picture has been taken too Wippelgem Evergem, a small village on 8 km of Ghent and 8 km of the Netherlands border.
I received a tip Saturday night at the dance school on this beautiful castle, Sunday morning was I very early active for take a picture of this castle.
I was very happy when I found this castle and the other buildings around it castle, I want later more pictures places.

The oldest found track dating from 1375 when the domain is called "Ten Hulle" wore. It was owned by the Ghent patrician Sander Cante and it was a "country castle" that drew its wealth from the surrounding fields and farms. Around 1400 the property was sold to the Gelloot Amman, a Ghent who had many possessions in North Wales (eg in Sleidinge, Oosteeklo ...) In 1435 the castle was transferred to the Alexandrina Amman who was married to John of Hembyze. Hembyze bore the title of "Lord of Comte" and therefore was entitled 'of Comte' ('of Braeckele') attached to the castle in 1605. To give an idea of the then atmosphere: in 1498 was the bailey leased to Christopher Tar Line for the annual rent of "9 pounds, 10 shillings, 4 brick of butter, 200 eggs, 12 lakeizen, 4 amianthus and 100 bundles of straw" Upon the death of Joos van Braeckele in 1605 the property went to his in-laws, family Triest. Adriaan Triest sold the domain 7 years later to French du Quesnov who in turn sold back in 1625 to Esquire Hubert Francies Pieter Nieuwland for the sum of "£ 1300 size". Nieuwland was a man of respect. His full title was "Esquire Hubert Francies Pieter Nieuwland, Viscount of Nieuwland, Lord of Ruddervoorde and Pottelsberge, councilor in the Council of State, Chamberlain of the Imperial and royal Majesties of Austria, High Bailiff of Ghent and Bailiff of the Oudburg".

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