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Estonian manors
A hundreds of preserved outstanding historical manors are one of the most attractive sightseeings in Estonia.

At the beginning of the 20th century there were 1245 main manors. There were also 108 parsonages (church manors) and around 600 manor dairy farms – altogether over two thousand different manors. Where were they? What were they like? What has happened to them?

Jõelähtme Parish Keila Parish Harju-Madise Parish Risti Parish Nissi Parish Hageri Parish Rapla Parish Juuru Parish Jüri Parish Kose Parish Harju-Jaani Parish Kuusalu Parish Kadrina Parish Haljala Parish Rakvere Parish Väike-Maarja Parish Simuna Parish Viru-Jaagupi Parish Viru-Nigula Parish Lüganuse Parish Iisaku Parish Jõhvi Parish Vaivara Parish Ambla Parish Järva-Madise Parish Järva-Jaani Parish Anna Parish Türi Parish Paide Parish Peetri Parish Koeru Parish Noarootsi Parish Lääne-Nigula Parish Vormsi Parish Ridala Parish Martna Parish Kullamaa Parish Märjamaa Parish Hanila Parish Karuse Parish Hanila kihelkonna lahustükk Varbla Lihula Parish Kirbla Parish Vigala Parish Mihkli Parish Reigi Parish Pühalepa Parish Käina Parish Emmaste Parish Muhu Parish Pöide Parish Jaani Parish Karja Parish Valjala Parish Püha Parish KaarmA Parish Mustjala Parish Kärla Parish Kihelkonna Parish Anseküla Parish Jämaja Parish Anseküla Parish Ruhnu Parish Tõstamaa Parish Audru Parish Pärnu-Jaagupi Parish Pärnu-Eliisabeti Parish Vändra Parish Tori Parish Häädemeste Parish Saarde Parish Halliste Parish Karksi Parish Pilistvere Parish Põltsamaa Parish Kolga-Jaani Parish Suure-Jaani Parish Kõpu Parish Viljandi Parish Paistu Parish Tarvastu Parish Helme Parish Laiuse Parish Torma Parish Kursi Parish Palamuse Parish Äksi Parish Maarja-Magdaleena Parish Kodavere Parish Tartu-Maarja Parish Rannu Parish Puhja Parish Nõo Parish Rõngu Parish Kambja Parish Võnnu Parish Otepää Parish Sangaste Parish Karula Parish Hargla Parish Urvaste Parish Kanepi Parish Põlva Parish Räpina Parish Rõuge Parish Vastseliina Parish

The aim of this portal is to describe and provide pictures about all Estonian manors. Here are also presented the German-originated historical names of the manors which have been generally abandoned since 1920-30's.

The English version of the portal currently provides a brief overview of 438 of the more interesting manors. The current text part of the portal (with some exceptions) is translated into English by the Estonian Association of Masters in Conference Interpreting and Translation by the sponsorship.

The portal is constantly updated and there will be both text and pictures about the manors that are currently missing. The Estonian version contains more than 700 manors. Hopefully the rather short texts in the English version (and same in German version) will be replaced with longer ones in the future.

The portal is equipped with the relevant maps consisting of one general map and more than a hundred historical parish maps. These maps together with the contemporary road atlas easily allow to find all manor locations.

In the last ten years I have visited all Estonian manors (with very few exceptions) and made over 14,000 photos. In the Estonian version of the portal you can see 2500 photos. The remaining collection of the best shots should gradually appear here with a short overview of their history and the current state of the manors.

Hopefully there will soon also be links to manors offering various services – organising events, accommodation, catering, etc. At present, the portal contains little commercial information because publishing it takes the initiative of manor owners or managers and certain monetary contributions to the portal. The same applies to advertising services targeted at manor owners, which is also very welcome, although for a small fee.

With respect to the glorious past of my homeland,

Valdo Praust

MTÜ Alt-Livland NGO
Author of the Estonian Manor Portal
Has visited all Estonian manors within the last decade

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