Maison forte de la Raminoise
Location: Maisoncelle-et-Villers, in the Ardennes departement of France (Champagne-Ardenne Region).
Built: 16th cenutry.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Private property.
Notes: Maison forte de la Raminoise is a strong house in the countryside, in the territory of the town of Maisoncelle-et-Villers, France.The building is a massive but little has beautiful rooms. Originally, the building was higher, as the leaves suggests the chimney of the east wing, the upper part of the hood is now in the attic.The original house has been enlarged with two wings, one of which retains a narrow window to cross. She still has double gunboats forming a horizontal figure eight. Outbuildings and farm buildings close the interior space.The original house has been enlarged with two wings, one of which retains a narrow window to cross. She still has double gunboats forming a horizontal figure eight. Outbuildings and farm buildings close the interior space.The building was originally a large square tower built in the late fifteenth century or early sixteenth century, and today arasé1. It was enlarged in the sixteenth century by two wings, but the original project appears not to have been completed. The whole was surrounded by living waters, and access was via a drawbridge. This strong house was looted in 1622 by the troops of Ernst von Mansfeld, then burned down in 1650 by the Croates .. Before the Revolution, the manor was owned successively by the Stem, the Villelongue (senior branch), the Galopin, the Lhostel the Mecquenem and Wacquant. In 1561, White Villelongue there Rod Jacques wife. On the occasion of the marriage, a taque melted representing contiguous arms of these families overcome the currency of Stem, die for his friends and defeat enemies. This fireback is always present in the Raminoise. Wacquant's own home until 1928, when they sell. Bought in 1973 by Visseaux family, she is carefully restored. In 1991 it was ceded to Lisart family who holds a agricole exploitation. The building is registered as historical monuments in 2003.
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