Jeumont Castle

Jeumont Castle, locally known as Château de Jeumont, lies in the town of the same name, in the Nord department in France.

Jeumont Castle was built at the end of the 13th century by the Barbençon family, Lords of Jeumont.

During the 15th century the family abandoned the name and coat of arms of Jeumont for those of Verchin. They did keep possession of the castle until the mid 16th century. During the 16th century the castle was rebuilt.

In 1794 Jeumont Castle was destroyed during the War of the First Coalition between the French Republic and the Holy Roman Empire.

During WW I the remains of the castle were also damaged.

At present the ruins are quite overgrown. They are fenced off and therefore not accessible but can easily be viewed from the public road. A nice ruin in a quiet town.


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Jeumont Castle

Jeumont Castle, locally known as Château de Jeumont, lies in the town of the same name, in the Nord department in France.

Jeumont Castle was built at the end of the 13th century by the Barbençon family, Lords of Jeumont.

During the 15th century the family abandoned the name and coat of arms of Jeumont for those of Verchin. They did keep possession of the castle until the mid 16th century. During the 16th century the castle was rebuilt.

In 1794 Jeumont Castle was destroyed during the War of the First Coalition between the French Republic and the Holy Roman Empire.

During WW I the remains of the castle were also damaged.

At present the ruins are quite overgrown. They are fenced off and therefore not accessible but can easily be viewed from the public road. A nice ruin in a quiet town.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/jeumont-castle#sigFreeIdfa238d1e75