Château de Blanquefort-sur-Briolance
Location: Blanquefort-sur-Briolance, in the Lot-et-Garonne departement of France (Aquitaine Region).
Built: 12th, 13th, 15th century.
Ownership / Access: Private property.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00084077
Notes: Château de Blanquefort-sur-Briolance is located in France, in the municipality of Blanquefort-sur-Briolance in Lot-et-Garonne at the crossroads of Perigord and Agenais. The castle of Blanquefort-sur-Briolance is located in France, in the municipality of Blanquefort-sur-Briolance in Lot-et-Garonne at the crossroads of Perigord and Agenais. The castle appears for the first time in texts in an indirect way. Before 1249, following the murder of Gaucerand Blanquefort, milites of the castle, the Count of Toulouse blames Huc I of Pujols, the lordship of Blanquefort is confiscated by force by Count Raymond VII of Toulouse. Archaeological studies have shown that the castle consisted of two parts in the thirteenth century: the keep, which should belong to Pujols, and a square tower held by the family of Fumel. They had to be collected and redeveloped after 1287. The large round tower has been built in the late fifteenth century by Bérenger de Roquefeuil in conjunction with a quadrangle of buildings that are now leveled and backfilled to serve terrace. During the 1st half of the seventeenth century, the castle was converted into a residential building in the north wing. In 1880, the castle became the common property was converted to install the boys' school on the ground floor as well as the town hall. The school was decommissioned in 1960 and sold the castle to individuals. The castle is listed as historical monuments by order of 15 May 2008.
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