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are traces of an early medieval settlement on the mountain (Wageningse
Presumably people first settled in the foothills of the Western-Veluwe
in the 12th century.
defence works were modernized early in the 17th century, when the
double moat became one single and wider moat. The walls were
martial ramparts in six places.
the end of the 17th century members of the influential Torck family
were responsible for numerous changes in and around the
Torck (1687-1758), burgomaster of Wageningen and squire of Rosendael,
ordered the construction of three major (and luxurious) buildings with
apartments for rent. Two of these are still existant, the most
being the former administrative centre of the Wageningen University. It
now forms the nucleus of the prestigious new housing development built
well-known Belgian architect Charles Vandenhove.
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