Eigen Jagt Baron van Wassenaer van Catwyck #1
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16
N 52° 09.233 E 004° 24.084
31U E 595874 N 5779079
Quick Description: Eigen jagt Baron van Wassenaer van Catwijck. These poles marked the baron's hunting area. Most of the poles are gone, however five of them are still there.
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 3/24/2014 10:45:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMKD99
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
Views: 3

Long Description:
The pole is located at the junction Kokshornlaan/ Oostdorperweg in Wassenaar.

Though there have been several barons who used the hunting grounds, the poles have been installed in 1860 by Otto baron van Wassenaer, (1823-1887) who lived in 't Zandt in Katwijk. Faithful follower of Groen van Prinsterer, who was also his cousin. Affable, principle member of parliament for the district Leiden. As a Member of Parliament wide oriented and regularly "preaching". Fighter against morality and wickedness and fighter for curbing alcohol abuse. Originally officer and briefly mayor of Voorburg. Then Manor of Katwijk and 'hofdignitaris'. Very rich by his marriage to the daughter of the wealthy merchant Rotterdam Hoffmann. Was for some time the unofficial leader of the AR group in parliament.

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