Location: Hagnicourt, in the Ardennes departement of France (Champagne-Ardenne Region).
Built: 16th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00078448
Notes: Château d'Harzillemont is located Hagnicourt castle in the Ardennes, France1. It is a stronghold of the sixteenth century, a little apart, done over the centuries to improve comfort and convenience at the expense of defensive vocabulary of the original building.This strong house was built near another military building burned down in 1521 by Charles V, returning from the siege of Mezieres unbeaten. The house was passed from family to family Harzillemont Saint-Quentin to 1620. During the Revolution of 1789, the family did not emigrate and therefore was not robbed of his possessions. After the Peace of Amiens, a count of Bruce, returning emigration, enters the family by marriage covenant. It was Charles-Hector, Count Bruce, from a family descendant of Scottish kings who had accompanied in France Stuart Jacques II of England. Military also participates as colonel in Napoleon's army, the wars of the Empire and died February 7, 1866, to 94 years. Thus, a descendant of the Kings of Scotland became an Ardennes lord. These descendants remained settled in Castle Harzillemont. Just a few decades, the building was acquired by the General Council of the Ardennes, a descendant of Charles Hector Bruce. The building is registered as historical monuments in 1987.
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