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Gomontovo, a country estate

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Gomontovo, a country estate (the village of Gomontovo, the Volosovo district). The village belonged to Varvara Lvovna Fermor, the wife of Count V.V. Fermor. Later it passed to her nephew K.I. Albrekht, the owner of the estate of Kotli. In 1838 the estate of Gomontovo bought his sister Ye.I. Velio, the wife of Cavalry General O.O. Velio. The Velios built a small estate (about 5 hectares) to the north of the village. An entry alley with lime and fir trees leads into the oval courtyard that was surrounded with wooden and stone (made of cobblestones) buildings. Nearby a fruit garden and small park with artificial ponds were laid out. A farmyard adjoined to the central part from the north. Roads fanned from the estate. A big group of burial mounds were located close by. The Velios owned the estate till the Revolution of 1917. At the Soviet time the estate was nationalised, a sovkhoz (state farm) was placed there. Stone estate buildings have been used for the farming requirements.

Piryutko, Yuri Minayevich

Albreht, Karl Ivanovich
Fermor, Barbara Lvovna, nee Abreht
Fermor, Vilim Vilimovich, Count
Velio, Osip Osipovich
Velio, Yekaterina Ivanovna, baroness

Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District/Gomontovo Village

Мурашова Н.В. Сто дворянских усадеб Санкт-Петербургской губернии: Исторический справочник. СПб., 2005., 75-77

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Kotli, a country estate

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Volosovo District
VOLOSOVO DISTRICT, a part of Leningrad Oblast. Area: 2680.5 sq. km. Population: 46,900. Adm. center: Volosovo Town. The district comprises Kikerino urban settlement, and 202 rural localities. It borders Kingisepp, Lomonosov, Gatchina, and Luga... more