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"The Fifth Hill", a country estate

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"The Fifth Hill", a country estate, the Volosovo District, the Kalitino Volost (20 km from Volosovo Town). The building of the estate nearby the village of Pyataya Gora (The Fifth Hill) started in the late 18th century. A small wooden manor-house was located on the flank of the hill, three alleys led to the manor-house. A pond was included into the park layout. The first estate owners were sisters E.M. Renkevich and Kh.M. Fok, nee Shneye. From 1804 Senator F.M. Briskorn became the owner of the estate of "The Fifth Hill". In 1827-1831 his widow Olga Konstantinovna Briskorn, nee Strukova, built the stone Church of the Holy Trinity in the village. The church became the main decoration of the estate ensemble. The church was built in the classicism style. It was oval in plan and was surrounded with 24 three-quarter columns of the Ionic order. The united entablature was bounded with pediment from the side elevations. The Church was blessed in 1831. It was attached to the parish church in the village of Dylitsi. The Church of the Holy Trinity falled into decay and was closed in 1890. In 1903 the church was overhauled. The last repairs was made in 1921. The church was parish one. In May 1941 it was one of two churches that was acted in the Volosovo District but the closing of it was prepared. It was not acted from December 1943 in the absence of a priest, in May 1945 it was closed. On November 21, 1947 Lenoblispolkom (the Leningrad Oblast Executive Committee) defeated a petition of believers about opening the church. On present days the church building was ruined. The estate was not survived.

Piryutko, Yuri Minayevich
Bertash, Aleksandr Vitalyevich
Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Briskorn, Olga Konstantinovna
Briskorn, Fyodor Maksimovich
Fok, Christina Mikhaylovna (nee Schnee)
Renkevich, Yekaterina Mikhaylovna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Dylitsi Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District

Мурашова Н.В. Сто дворянских усадеб Санкт-Петербургской губернии: Исторический справочник. СПб., 2005., 270-272
Шкаровский М.В. Церковь зовет к защите Родины. СПб., 2005., 307-308

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The Church of the Holy Trinity ( Pyataya Gora, country estate)

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