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Domkino, a country estate

Subject / Architecture/Country estates

Domkino, a country estate (Domkino, the Luga District). In the 18th century the village was owned to the Neplyuyevs. In 1802 they sold it to the tax-farmer M.A. Kusovnikov. He built a wooden manor-house on the shore of Lake Vrevo (the house was survived till the 1920s). From 1812 Domkino was passed to the Bibikovs. Under them the estate was enlarged, the service yard was built , walk pathes were paved to the lake, a pond was digged. In 1886 the scientist S.P. Glazenap, one of founders of the Russian Astronomic Society, the Dean of the Physico-Mathematical department of the St. Petersburg University, bought the estate. In Domkino the new owner laid out a fruit garden and berry plantations taken up about 6 hectares and equipped the area for astronomic observations. A big wooden manor-house (later it was moved to the road at the village of Skreblovo) was built and a fruit garden was laid out in the neighbour village of Nadevitsi. Both gardens were given by the owners to an experimental agricultural station. In Domkino the wooden school building which was built with the Glazenap's money and his house were survived. Glazenap's house is used as block of flats.

Piryutko, Yuri Minayevich

Bibikovs, the
Glazenap, Sergey Pavlovich
Kusovnikov, Mikhail Alekseyevich
Neplyuyevs, the

Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District/Domkino Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District/Luga Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District/Nadevitsi Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District/Skreblovo Settlement
Topographical landmarks/Vrevo Lake

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Мурашова Н.В., Мыслина Л.П. Дворянские усадьбы Санкт-Петербургской губернии. Лужский район. СПб., 2001., 175-181
Зерцалов В.И. Луга: Путеводитель Л., 1972., С.54

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