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CROY

The birth of this castle is situated somewhere between 1472 and 1477 when Jacob van Croy buys a large amount of ground. The castle was build as a country house and was the only castle in the area that was not used for military purposes. The oldest still remaining part of the castle is the north-south wing and the round corner tower who date back to the first part of the 15th century. A new wing was added around 1500. An eight square tower was also added. The castle inhabited lots of different owners. The last private owner was Lady Constance. She took care of her sick mother for a very long time and she was a very devoted lady. Constance died in 1873 and she leaves the castle to the catholic organization Geloof, Hoop en Liefde. They turn the castle into a house for the elderly. In 1978 the castle is no longer confirm with the rules of rest homes and it has to close its doors. Currently the castle holds offices. You can see the castle from the public road and you are also allowed to drive in front of the castle where there is a parking place from witch you can admire this peculiar castle. The castle is in Aarle-Rixtel not far from Helmond.

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