Druviena Castle

Architectural monument of local significance.

The official forms of Romanesque, which were mostly used in Germany in the sense of ideological slogans, had little to do with the sense of comfort and elegance of their time and were therefore not particularly suitable for the construction of the wider consumer. It is not surprising that in Latvian castles they manifested themselves only as separate motifs and elements or a specific treatment of a detail. The manor house of Druviena manor can also serve as proof of this thesis.

This building was probably built after 1898, when the manor became the property of Adolf von Henn.

In the one-storey building covered with a steep tiled roof, at the same time as the mood of a modern cottage, we feel the desire to embody at least remote early medieval retrospectives. Their share in the overall mood of the building was ensured mainly by a large, square tower covered with a pyramidal roof. The stylization of the building itself is more than vague, but the bold silhouette of the tower and the borrowings of the bioraph windows seen in the Romanesque buildings allow us to see certain signs of neo-Romanesque here.

Unfortunately, nothing is known about the neo-Romanesque interiors in Latvian castles and manor houses.

The castle was extensively rebuilt in 1951, with a primary school still operating. As a result of the construction work, quite a few have survived from the original appearance of the building.

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