18. Large Elector's Estate

Rebuilt in 1787

Estate of the Archbishops of Trier.
First mentioned as a "Hofgut" in 1103.
The cross on the yard gate
dates back to 1651.

 

The archbishop's estate is first mentioned in 1103. Together with the abbey it was the starting point for the development of the settlement toward a city. We have messages about the leasing of the estate and income and services that were due to the archbishop - as the landlord - from the end of the 16th century. The present-day estate was rebuilt in 1787 under the auspices of the last elector and archbishop Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen (1768-1801), after a fire. The cross immured into the manor gate is reminiscent of the leaseholder Peter Sevenig, who had it erected in 1651.


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Großer Kurfürstlicher Hof, Untertorstraße

Plan des in der Stadt Münstermaifeld gelegenen abgebrannten churfürstlichen Cameralhofes, was gelb gezeichnet, ist die Lage der Gebäude vor dem Brand, was rot gezeichnet, ist die Lage und der Aufriss der neu zu errichtenden Gebäude. (Entwurf des Hofbaumeisters Wirth von 1787)


Großer Kurfürstlicher Hof, Untertorstraße
Das Foto zeigt die neu zu errichtenden Gebäude im Grundriss und Aufriss aus dem Jahr 1787.


Großer Kurfürstlicher Hof, Untertorstraße
Grand Elector's Estate

 

Kreuz am Hoftor von 1651
Cross on gate of estate, 1651

 

Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen (*1739 †1812)
Last archbishop and elector from Trier, Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen (1768-1801)

 

Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim (*1701 †1790)
Suffragan bishop and canon of the chapter in Münstermaifeld (1742-1764) Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim (*1701 †1790)