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GERONSART

The history of this keep is shrouded in mystery. Nothing is known about the origin of Géronsart. It is possible that the stronghold dates back to the second half of the 13th century or the first half of the 14th century. It is not known if the keep was a fief of Namen, Luxembourg or Liege. A stronghold of this order on this strategically place in an area that had many conflicts in medieval times must have played some part in the history of this area. It is however uncertain if the keep was already a ruin in the beginning of 1430 when the nearby Poilvache was destroyed by the troops of Liege and Dinant or during the war between Henri II and Charles Quint in 1554. What is certain is that there is nowhere any indication that the building was fitted with any artillery alterations indicating that it was no longer used for military purposes when artillery came in fashion. The ruin shows walls that were 3,5 meter thick and the walls that are still standing are 9 meters high.
What I do know for certain is that the keep belongs now to Gaiffier d'Hestroy.

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