Manor house complex, Glanów
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The manor house in Glanów along with its surroundings is a flagship example of “old-Polish manor house” and a memorial site, commemorating a battle from the period of the January Uprising, presented on a painting by Artur Grottger.


The last reference to Glanów comes from 1295 and concerns chartering of the village under the Środa law. In the 16th century, Glanów was incorporated into the estate of the Norbertine sisters monastery in Imbramowice, and became the main seat of a manor farm. The seat of the administrator of the said manor farm was a manor house, built in 1786 from lime stone. In 1819, the government confiscated the monastery’s land estate and handed it over to lessees. After the fall of the November Uprising, Glanów became a property of a Russian general. The estate was administered by managers or lessees. Approx. in 1859, Leon Rutkowski became a lessee of Glanów. He died in a battle fought during the January Uprising in the estate. The burned down manor house was reconstructed at the initiative of the wife of Leon Rutkowski, Józefa. In 1880, her son-in-low, Józefy Konstanty Novàk, became the lessee of the estate. The manor house (bought from the state in 1921) is in the hands of his descendants until today.

In 1923, it was converted (according to a design by Zygmunt Novàk, brother of the owner Tadeusz) in a Modernist manor house style. The layout of interior was changed, the loft was adapted for residential purposes, and the whole building was covered with a high säteri “Polish roof”. A porch resting on four columns was added to the manor house in the front, and from the side of the garden - a wall dormer with a balcony. The monument was thoroughly renovated and conserved in the years 1973-1974, and in 1981 - wood shingles on the roof were replaced.


The manor house in Glanów is located in the eastern part of the village, by the road running from Imbramowice to Sucha. It is surrounded by a landscape park created in the 19th century, whose current layout originates from approx. 1930. The access path running along the western boundary of the park is planted mostly with maples, and its eastern boundary - with robinia. Remains of stone manor farm buildings erected in the first half of the 19th century and transformed in the 20th century are located to the west from the manor house. The manor house is made of white limestone, plastered, single storey. It was built on a rectangular floor plan and has a loft (mansard rooms with a balcony). It is a two-bay building with seven axes and a centrally located classical columned porch topped with a triangular gable, and an avant-corps. The manor house is covered with a säteri “Polish roof” clad with wood shingles. The family estate of the Novàks also include wooden buildings from the 19th century: a cottage transferred from Podwilk, a granary from Sucha, and a former manor house forgery from Glanów.

The site is inaccessible to visitors.

compiled by Tomasz Woźniak, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Krakow, 04-05-2015.


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General information

  • Type: manor house
  • Chronology: 2 poł. XVIII w.
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Glanów 73
  • Location: Voivodeship małopolskie, district olkuski, commune Trzyciąż
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland


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