The Casa Grande de Lentille
A great story
As for the lineages related to the Casa Grande de Lentille, it is known that the current owners are the fourth family generation, which in the mid-nineteenth century they acquired from D. Antonio Saavedra. It is also known and documented in the Provincial Historical Archive of Ourense, that in 1743 the house belonged to Ms Margarita Juana de Zúñiga and Losada. And subsequently appear as owners the Pardo families of Cela Ribadeneira and Rivera Sarmiento.
Apparently, the Casa Grande de Lentille was the “base” from which the Cadastre of the Marquis de la Ensenada was elaborated in these lands (approximately in 1750). It is said that this building was then known as the House of Audience, a symbol of power in Ribadavia County. The house had two family coat of arms, but apparently, they were torn off when the Saavedra sold the pazo.