Shields and lintels

The last third of the sixteenth centuries was the greatest splendour moment of Valdemorillo due to its proximity to the works of the new monastery and royal site of El Escorial.

Felipe II (1555-1598), chose Valdemorillo as the residence of Prince Muley Sheikh Xarife exiled from Morocco during his preparation for Baptism as Don Felipe of Africa. In his honour the town named a street.

On streets like Los Reyes, La Oliva or on Real Street, jambs, lintels and heraldic shields are conserved like vestiges of the nobles who inhabited our town as a testimony of the growth that the locality suffered at that time.

Located at nº 28 on Real Street we find a beautiful arch of austere trace, which two keys fit perfectly without the need of mortar

At Nº 4 on Real Street we have a Gothic lintel with beautiful details in its portico. On its sides are some pieces of stone missing because during The Civil War the house was used as a settlement for The Republican Army, and as trucks could not go through the gate they eliminated part of the lintel, that is why there is a slope on the jamb.

Escudos nobiliarios y dinteles antiguos

Located at Nº2 on de la Oliva Street the oldest coat of arms is preserved. It is believed to date from the seventeenth century and belongs to Morillo family. The shield is located on the same place where the original house was.

Escudos nobiliarios y dinteles antiguos

At Unión Street, corner with Constitution´s square on the bank´s facade there is a small noble shield from which not much information is known. Dated between the 16th and 17th centuries it is now difficult to find in the new bank´s facade.

Escudo nobiliario de la 4. Plaza de Doña Ana de Palacio

Another noble shield located in the courtyard of a private house in Plaza de Doña Ana de Palacio. Like in the previous ones it is not known exactly its date but it’s known that has several centuries of antiquity.

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