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Pustomerzha, a country estate

Subject / Architecture/Country estates

Pustomerzha, a country estate (the village of Bolshaya Pystomerzha, the Kingisepp district). Ot was located on the River Pustomerzha left bank. In 1747 the estate was granted by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna to sons of M.D. Olsufyev. In honour of owners the estate was named "myza (grange) o Alsufyevka". Under the first owners a wooden manor-house was built, a regular park was laid out, ponds were digged. In 1801 the estate was bought by D.S. Veimarn. She lived permanently in the estate and engaged in economy. The regular park was enlarged, its territory was divided in boskets with pathes, fruit gardens were planted in boskets, a hothouse was built in the central part of the park. The manor-house was located at the west border of the estate (The building was not intacted). In front of the house the pond was digged. Princess L.A. Obolenskaya (nee Veimarn) became the owner of the estate in 1871. The estate was owned by the Obolenskys family till 1917. In 1912 the poet Igor Severyanin was on a visit to the estate. On present days the village Culture Centre and a school are placed on the estate territory.

Karpenko, Irina Aleksandrovna

Elizabeth Petrovna, Empress
Obolenskaya (nee Weimarn), Lidiya Aleksandrovna
Obolenskys, the
Olsufyev, Matvey Dmitriyevich
Severyanin, Igor (the real name was Igor Vasilyevich Lotarev)
Weimarn, Darya Samoylovna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District/Bolshaya Pustomerzha Village
Topographical landmarks/Pustomerzha River, the

Мурашова Н.В., Мыслина Л.П. Дворянские усадьбы Санкт-Петербургской губернии. Кингисеппский район. СПб., 2003., 76-80
Мурашова Н.В. Сто дворянских усадеб Санкт-Петербургской губернии: Исторический справочник. СПб., 2005., С. 261-263

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