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Svaneholms Slott
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SVANEHOLM ligger ett par km nordväst om Skurup och hör till Skånes märkligaste slottsanläggningar. Den mäktiga fyrlängade tegelborgen ligger vid den av bokskogar omgivna Svaneholmssjön. Borgen uppfördes 1530 av Mourids Jepsen Sparre på en holme i den dåvarande Svansjön. Den byggdes med slutna murar, skyttegluggar och branta tak med blinderingsprydda trappgavlar. De vanliga runda tornen saknas emellertid här och man byggde i stället en framspringande gavel på varje sida, varifrån man kunde beskjuta eventuella fiender. I slutet av 1600-talet lät Axel Gyllenstierna bygga om östra längan till fem våningars höjd, varigenom denna fått karaktär av ett barockslott i italiensk stil, med undantag för att tegelytorna bibehållits oputsade. Sedan dess har slottet inte genomgått några yttre förändringar, men vallgraven har fyllts igen under Rutger Macleans tid.

Copyright: Jan Andersson
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Taken: 19/10/2012
Uploaded: 19/10/2012
Updated: 07/07/2014
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Tags: slott; herresäten; ruiner; natur; sjö; kafe
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