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Dylitsi, a country estate

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Dylitsi (Yelizavetino), a country estate (the settlement of Yelizavetino, the Gatchina district). "The village of Vsdylitsi" of the Yegoryevsky Vzdylitsky pogost was firstly mentioned in the scribe book of 1499-1500. In 1712 Peter I granted these lands to Colonel G.I. Volkonsky under whom a small country estate with wooden buildings and a regular garden on two terraces were built. Since 1762 the estate belonged to V.G. Shkurin, a valet of Catherine II, a teacher of her son Count A.G. Bobrinsky. In 1766 the stone Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God (the architect S.I. Chevakinsky) was consecrated and the village was called Vladimirskoye. Under the Shkurins the manor-house and and large made of flag service yard separated by the road from the park were built. Princess Ye.E. Trubetskaya, nee Beloselskaya-Belozerskaya, the new owner of Dylitsi since 1852, gave to the estate the name according to her name - Yelizavetino. On the project by G.E. Bosse the new one-storey palace with belvedere was constructed on the old house place. The new palace was built in the Elizabeth baroque style. The park with a pond and meadow take on the landscape view. In 1911 when A.P. Okhotnikova, Trubetskaya's daughter, was the owner of Dylitsi, an outhouse was added to the house. From the 1950s till the 1980s a vocational school was placed in the house, repair work was carried out there. At the Special Restoration Institute the architect M.A. Dementyeva developed a project of the research restoration of this monument of the estate building of the 17th - early 20th centuries, but it was not realized. On present days the park and manor house are restored by private leaseholders, the church is semi-ruined.

Piryutko, Yuri Minayevich

Bobrinsky, Aleksey Grigoryevich, Count
Bosse, Yuly Andreyevich (Gerald Ernest)
Catherine II, Empress
Chevakinsky, Savva Ivanovich
Dementyeva, M.A.
Okhotnikova, Aleksandra Petrovna
Peter I, Emperor
Shkurin, Basily Grigoryevich
Trubetskaya, Yelizaveta Esperovna
Volkonsky, Grigory Ivanovich

Historical Toponyms/Yegoryevsky Vzdylitsky Pogost
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Yelizavetino Settlement

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Subject Index
Elizavetino, a country estate
The Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God (Yelizavetino Village, Gatchina District)

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