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Vyra, a country estate

Subject / Architecture/Country estates

Vyra, a country estate (the village of Vyra, the Gatchina district). The estate belonged to Major-General P.F. Malyutin which bought it to M.F. Donaurova, the widow of a chamberlain, in 1817. She built a country estate on the bank of the River Oredezh. Since 1860 Vyra belonged to Privy Councillor V.M. Bykov, in 1874 his widow sold the estate with 158 desyatinas od land (1 desyatina = 2 3/4 acres) to O.N. Rukavishnikova, a wife of an owner of gold-mines and the State Councillor I.V. Rukavishnikov. Under the new owners a manor house and many service constructions were built, the New and Old parks were laid out, they were separated with an oak alley. In 1897 the estate as the dowry was passed to Ye.I. Rukavishnikova wich got married to V.D. Nabokov. In the estate the writer V.V. Nabokov's childhood and youth passed. The estate with the square 14 desyatinas included two ponds with a cascade, a view arbour, a fold-yard, stables, a hunter's pavilion, a garage and others. All constructions are lost now, the park became a forest, on the palce of the burned manor house there ia a glade.

Piryutko, Yuri Minayevich

Bykov, Vasily Mikhaylovich
Donaurova (nee Bering), Maria Fyodorovna
Malyutin, Pyotr Fyodorovich
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Nabokov, Vladimir Dmitriyevich
Rukavishnikov, Ivan Vasilyevich
Rukavishnikov, Olga Nikolayevna

Topographical landmarks/Oredezh River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Vyra Village

Мурашова Н.В. Сто дворянских усадеб Санкт-Петербургской губернии: Исторический справочник. СПб., 2005., С.71-74

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