Hougoumont

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Château d'Hougoumont (originally Goumont)[citation needed] is a walled manorial compound, situated at the bottom of an escarpment near the Nivelles road in the Braine-l'Alleud municipality, near Waterloo, Belgium. The site served as one of the advanced defensible positions of the Anglo-allied army under the Duke of Wellington, that faced Napoleon's Army at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815.

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Château d'Hougoumont
Waterloo, Belgium
View of the Hougoumont farm from the south, showing the restored Game Keeper's Cottage and the gate on that side
Site information
OwnerIntercommunal cooperative society "Bataille de Waterloo 1815"
Conditionunder reconstruction
Site history
BuiltBetween 1358 and 1474[citation needed]
Built byOrder of St. John of Jerusalem (the Knights of Malta)[citation needed]
Materialssandstone and red brick
Battles/warsBattle of Waterloo
Garrison information
Occupants
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Hougoumont, which had become dilapidated, was fully restored in time for the 200th anniversary of the battle and opened to the public on 18 June 2015.[1]