Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Søholt Manor, Lolland
Søholt by the lake Søndersø is established after 1576 upon the old lands of Krønge manor with the abolished village Bregerup, probably by Morten Venstermand, whose widow Anne Andersdatter Galt is mentioned of Søholt 1611. She married 1616 Falk Axelsen Brahe of Orebygaard.
After several owners during the centuries the main building was built in 1647 by Justus Fr. von Papenheim. It was rebuilt ab. 1700 by Gehejmeraad Henning U. Lützow who built a three-winged manor. He also landscaped a large Baroque garden and established a chapel which was inaugurated by the well-known priest and poet Thomas Kingo. In 1940 Søholt was sold to cand. jur. Eiler Marcher who restored von Papenheims main building in a respectful way and modernised the home farm and the enterprise.
Søholt belongs to the Krønge parish and the church in Krønge is a small brick building (munkesten) with a Romanesque choir and nave and a late Romanesque porch. In the National Museum is a chalice with the Danish lions and an inscription for Queen Margrethe I. The Romanesque Baptismal font is familiar to several fonts on the southern part of Funen. The pulpit is from 1600s. The church bell, cast by Felix Fuchs 1631 hangs in a wall hole (glamhul) in the West gable.
In Krønge north of the most western farm was a now missing main farm/manor (ab. 1400 Krøinge hoffuit gard), which in 1357 belonged to Henrik Ahlefeldt, and in 1397-98 to his son hr. Benedikt Ahlefeldt who 1401 sold all his estate to queen Margrethe I. When Søholt manor was established in the end of the 1500s, Krønge manor disappeared . In 1599 the main building must have existed, since fru Inger Clausdatter Ravensberg, Morten Venstermands mother in law, died 1599 at Krønge.
photo 2007: grethe bachmann