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Coordinates: 56°56'26,78'' N 24°08'05,13'' E Google Maps
(localisation not exact, possible mistake up to 100 metres)
No:106        (list of all monuments)
Category:Palaces and manor houses
Address:Riga, Maskavas forstate, Sadovnikova street, in the area near house No.20
Versions of name:Hintzenhof, Hincenhofa, Praedium Hintzianum, Helmshof, Helmershof, Helms manor
Year of construction:16th c.
Condition:Does not exist


The name of this manor stems from the name of its owner - Benedict Hinze - Riga merchant born in 1552. This manor house several times has been marked in maps which show the sieges of Riga city, f.e. in 1700.

Circa 1650 there was heaped up a dam against flooding - it was directed from Hinze manor to Riga. This dam was well suited for driving and soon turned into street. Initially it was named - Hinze Street but later became Maskavas Street.

The hill where earlier was standing the manor house and former garden was obtained by Russian merchant F.Sadovnikov in the middle of 19th century. He bequeathed this property for construction of school and shelter - later this building was reshaped to health centre.


Manor of Hinze in the map, 1700

Hinze manor in map. Fragment of the map by E.Tolk, redrawn by J.C.Brotze. circa 1700


  1. Kaupuža D. Rīgas muižiņas. Latvijas architektūra, Rīga, 2005, p.95.
  2. Broce J.K. Zīmējumi un apraksti, 2.sējums, Rīga, Zinātne, 1996, p.35.
  3. Villeruša V. Gājums, Rīga, Kabata, 1994, p.21.
  4. Rīgas ielas, enciklopēdija, 3.sējums, Rīga, 2009.g., p.72.


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