Stopnik (Marof manor)

16th century

When the old castle began to fall into ruins around 1800 the new owners arranged a new administration building at the foothill of the old castle. Maybe during the works they reconstructed old meierhof of Stopnik - which is mentioned already in 1442 among castle's appurtenances (Mayerhof), which lords of Štunbenberg sold to Counts of Celje. The estate Simon Alexander gained in 1794 was in 1807 inherited by Johan Alexander and in 1823 Jožef Omersi. Later owners were in 1893 Franc Dvoršak, in 1843 Viljem Uhl, in 1847 Anton Vincenc Perko and after 1854 eight owners followed which rapidly changed and in 1905 M.Ograjenšek. At least from around 1910 the building was in peasants hands. Mister Podbregar told me that not long ago, probably in February or March 2006, pretty desolated and decaying building was demolished and the remains were covered.

With authors permisson I'm publishing photos which were taken when the manor was still standing. Original page is located at the address; authors of photos are Marko Razpet and Štefan Rutar. On index page o photo from the site is used from the year 2003.
Near demolished manor a vila was constructed which is currently for sale.

Stopar, Ivan, Dr.: "Grajske stavbe v vzhodni Sloveniji - Spodnja Savinjska dolina", Založna Park, Ljubljana, 1992
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Stopnik near Vransko
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GPS coordinates:
N 46° 15.405' E 14° 58.603'


Original rectangular design was extended in 19th century
Near the manor a low surrounding wall is visible
Middle axes on six-axial front facade was emphasized with triangular forehead
On the apex of semicircular stone entrance portal initials F. D. (Franc Dvoršak) were located
Parts of the furniture still visible in the floor; ceiling is nicely painted
Painted ceiling in the storey
Back side of the manor with dented roof; sellars were partially flat-roofed, partially vaulted; on the inside of the manor supposedly a smaller courtyard was located
Vaulted (bathtub) was also one of the places in the storey (kitchen, not on the photo); in the second floor Empire stove was located
View towards Stopnik village
C. Reichert, Stopnik manor with ruins of the castle with the same name in the background; colored lithography from around 1860(outake); manor is depicted as representative six-axial, at least two-winged building which is comprised of a ground floor and two more floors