Greater Poland landowner estates - Zabytek.pl
The collection presents landowner estates comprising of a manor house or a palace surrounded by a park, located in the vicinity of manor farm buildings, which are an integral part of the cultural landscape of Greater Poland. They are the most iconic landmarks of the region. When turned to ruin, they are often extremely difficult to revive.
Next to humble abodes, one can find impressive residences like Rogalin or Gołuchów. A definite majority of the palaces and manor houses are brick buildings. Very few made of wood on a framework structure remain today in various forms. Truly impressive is the palace in Antonin, a place linked to Frederick Chopin. Landowner residences in Greater Poland display diverse styles, from Baroque through classical to buildings influenced by historicism. Their appearance used to reflect the financial capacity of the owners and the predominant fashion of the time. Therefore, one can find references to English, French, Italian, and German architecture. The partition border has left some differences in their form. The often lavish furnishing was destroyed and plundered during the Second World War and political changes of 1945 and 1989. The landowner residences were surrounded by parks, predominantly in a landscape form. There are over a dozen places where earlier Baroque garden complexes can be found. Neighbouring the landowner residences were manor farm buildings, often impressive in their form.