Castle Peten



Castle Peten


At the castle, no less than five generations of mayors lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Clement Peten is the last in line. He was mayor in 1898 of the town Velm.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the life of the castle is a real flowering period: it employs more than 30 people on the estate.

In addition Peten had about 350 hectares of land which caused a massive yield of sugar beet and cereals.

After the death of Clement Peten in 1929, his son Clement Junior stays in charge of the castle, but he could not match the impact of his father's politics and business.

Peten disappeared in the fog around Velm.


Sisters of Charity


After the death of Eugenie Halen in 1952 the castle was bought by the Sisters of Charity with a girls' school in focus.

Because the school is very popular there are many additional pavilions built. The castle remains as it is.

In 1995 the school was transferred to another location.

The castle will be more than 10 years vacant.


Current status: Reconverted




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