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Skärfva Manor was built in 1785 - 1786 as a summer residence by the admiral of the yard Fredrik Henrik af Chapman in cooperation with admiral Carl August Ehrensvärd. It's a part of the world heritage of Karlskrona . The park is open for all.

The Manor House - the building was originally a timbered house painted red with a turf roof. In the 1860's the present panelling was mounted and the roofs were tiled. The building's odd mixture of styles has amazed visitors through all times. Here we find everything from Gothic style to the traditional open-ridged cottage and Greek temple. The purpose of Skärfva Manor was to serve as af Chapman's experimental workshop and hermitage during the summer. Around the manor house a park was laid out - originally an English park. Helping with the plan was af Chapman's childhood friend and later royal architect in London, William Chambers. Today the park houses a Gothic tower, contemporary with the manor house, a temple (garden pavilion) and at the waterside to the east af Chapman's planned sepulchre. In the old days the park also housed a test basin for hydrodynamic experiments, in which boat-models were tested, and a hermit's cave.
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Buildings at Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olsson, Blekinge Museum
Buildings at Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olsson, Blekinge Museum
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Barns at Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olsson, Blekinge Museum
Barns at Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olsson, Blekinge Museum
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The Harbour of Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olson, Blekinge Museum
The Harbour of Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olson, Blekinge Museum
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The Bathing-House at Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olson
The Bathing-House at Skärfva Estate, author of the photo - Morgan Olson