Granary, Goleniów
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It is an example of a municipal floor granary built using the traditional post-and-beam construction technique. The preserved original architectural form, façade décor and layout of the building make it a dominant architectural feature in the riverside panorama of the town.


The granary was built around the mid-18th century (1749?) on the site formerly occupied by a granary first mentioned in the first half of the 14th century. The date of construction of the building has been established based on the type of construction of the half-timbered walls. There is no information about the constructors or architects. Originally, the granary was the property of the town and served an important function as a warehouse used for handling trade and transport on the Ina river. Probably in the first half of the 20th century the granary underwent renovation; part of the wooden wall framework and joinery were replaced, and the roof truss was reinforced. After 1945, the building was used by a Commune Cooperative (poultry farming, warehouse for secondary raw materials); in the 1970s, it housed “Muzeum Przyrody i Puszczy Goleniowskiej” (“Museum of Nature and Goleniów Forest”); since 1996, it has been a private property and has served as a warehouse.


The granary is located on the south-western side of the Old Town, directly on the west side of the Ina river, in the vicinity of Szczecińska Street. The building offers a large space and features the original façade décor based on the “drawing” of a post-and-beam structure. The granary was built on a rectangular floor plan and measures 19.5 m by 11 m; its front faces the south-east; it has three entrances. The inn is a two-storey building, without a basement, covered with a tall mansard roof with a usable attic with a hoist in the front gable. The walls are built as a post and beam structure with brick infills of the quarters. The framework of the building is a regular frame, composed of rhythmically spaced posts, embedded in the sill plate in the lower sections, fastened with top plates in the upper sections and combined together with two transoms on each storey; the quarters at the corners are fitted with diagonal braces. The building was built of softwood, in the form of angular-shaped wood pieces measuring 15-16 cm by 17-18 cm. The infill is made of ceramic and handmade bricks. The spaces between the transoms are plastered and whitewashed, except for the north-western wall with exposed brick face. The interior features the original single-room warehouse character, wooden ceilings made of exposed beams, and two rows of longitudinal posts with cross-beams and struts. The roof rests on a wooden roof truss featuring a rafter and collar structure with double queen-post supports. The roof is clad with ceramic beaver tail tiles forming a “lace” pattern. The façades feature the original layout and axial partitions, and décor accentuated by the textures and colours of building materials. The front three-axial façade is pierced by a centrally located series of door openings (with segmental lintels) and topped with a gable roof of the goods lift. The other façades have 4 and 5 axes and are regular.

Private property. The structure can be viewed from the outside.

compiled by Waldemar Witek, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Szczecin, 30-06-2015.


  • Januszewski S., „Zabytkowe budowle hydrotechniczne i inne rzeki Iny”, Wrocław 1996 (m-pis. WUOZ Szczecin).
  • Kulesza-Szerniewicz E., Szkic do przewodnika po zabytkach techniki woj. zachodnio-pomorskiego. [w:] Atrakcyjność turystyczna mostów zwodzonych. Międzynarodowe seminarium Dziedzictwo Techniki dla Przyszłości, red. M. Opęchowski, Szczecin 2004, s. 154-174.

General information

  • Type: utility building
  • Chronology: poł. XVIII w.
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Nadrzeczna 8, Goleniów
  • Location: Voivodeship zachodniopomorskie, district goleniowski, commune Goleniów - miasto
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland


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