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Kapitein Zeppos -- Locations

Having filmed at one iconic location from Kapitein Zeppos, the Onze - Lieve - Vrouw - Lombeek windmill, the producers of Kurrel & Co. picked another which had not been used before but which felt absolutely right for a Kapitein Zeppos sequel: Castle Ter Heyde at Vladslo. The castle, built upon a raised motte in sizeable park and forest land near the Boverkerke border, can be dated back with certainty to 1450, although there are some suggestions that it already existed in 1419.

The land upon which the castle was built was the property from the early 11th Century until the mid-15th Century of the Lords of Eine de Heerlijkheid, who owned much of Vladslo. The earliest recorded owner of the castle was Laurentia van Eessene, Lady van Ter Heyden in 1450, who bequeathed the property to her son, Robrecht, from her marriage to Jan II van Rokeghem.

Writings found in the "lending book" of the "lending court" in Middelberg, Flanders, which date from 1479 are among the earliest known references to the castle. According to the entry, Castle Ter Heyde was currently in the possession of Robrecht Rokeghem, who had by then married Isabella Van De Gracht. At this time, two farm properties, also owned by van Rokeghem, were situated near the castle. Robrecht van Rokeghem died on April 8th, 1494, and Ter Heyde passed to his daughter, Josine. Ter Heyde subsequently went through a succession of owners through marriages and sale.

Much needed renovation work to the castle and lower court took place in the early 17th Century, and the engraving of Ter Heyde in Antonious Sanderus’ Flandria Illustrata dates from this period. In 1842, the castle and grounds came into the possession of the family Crombrugghe de Picquendaele, and the estate remained in this family for over a century and a half, until it was sold to Janel plc of Roeselare in 2000.

For Kurrel & Co., Castle Ter Heyde doubled as the residence of Mr. van Parijs (Bert Struys) and his grandson, Tomas (Arne Focketyn). The short film opens with an establishing shot of the castle at night, followed by scenes inside the building and in the castle grounds, which lead up to the kidnapping of van Parijs and the theft of the painting. Later in the film, Ben Kurrel (Steph Baeyens) and Jeroen (Mathias Sercu) visit the castle to interview the butler, Corneel (Sjarel Branckaerts) and Thérèse, the housekeeper (Marijke Pinoy).

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