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Ostrovki, a country estate

Subject / Architecture/Country estates

Ostrovki, an estate (the village of Ostrovki, the Vsevolozhsk District), is situated on the right bank of the Neva River. From 1777 the country house belonged to Prince G.A. Potymkin - Tavrichesky. The Palace (it was built in 1784 - 1786 according the project of the architect I.E. Starov) was located on a lofty artificial mound. It included five different shapes and high towers that created an image of a medieval castle-house. From three quarters the spacious park with ponds and hothouses adjoined to the palace. The park is supposed to be laid out according the plan of I.E. Starov and with participation of the English gardener William Guld. The main park's landmarks became the small islands which were made in a band of the River Neva. They gave the name to the estate. In the first half of the 19th century the estate was belonged to Lieutenant-General P.N. Choglokov and his inheritors, from 1885 it was belonged to the merchant I.M. Oleynikov. Separate apartments of the palace were leased to summer residents. In 1875 the composer N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov lived there. A.A. Rylov worked at sketches in Ostrovki in winter of 1916. During the World War II the palace and park were ruined. Only the foundation and a part of a wall were preserved.

Chekanova, Olga Aleksandrovna

Choglokov, Pavel Nikolayevich
Guld, William
Oleynikov, I.M.
Potemkin, Grigory Aleksandrovich, Highness Prince of Taurida
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich
Rylov, Arkady Aleksandrovich
Starov, Ivan Yegorovich

Topographical landmarks/Neva River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Ostrovki Village

Кючарианц Д.А. Иван Старов. Л., 1982.
Мурашова Н.В. Сто дворянских усадеб Санкт-Петербургской губернии: Исторический справочник. СПб., 2005., 234-236

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