Manor house (subsequently converted into a granary), Zgłobień
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Manor house (subsequently converted into a granary)



An example of a 16th-century fortified mansion with a tower, which, despite the subsequent alterations due to the change of its function, has retained distinctive features of a fortified residential building from the Renaissance period (with even older - medieval - origins), structures of this kind having now become exceedingly rare.


The first mentions of the manor house date back to the second half of the 16th century; the building was most probably erected in 1570. At the end of the 18th century or in the early 19th century, the upper floor, which once housed a chapel, was dismantled, with a new, single-storey section being added. This section, abutting the original building from the north, had a surface area corresponding to about a half of the surface of the original structure. The decision to modify the old mansion so that it could serve as a granary is attributed to Józef Straszewski, its erstwhile owner. From the middle of the 20th century, the building served as a warehouse for the local Rural Co-operative. From the early 21st century, the building is the property of the Regional Museum in Rzeszów and is currently being renovated with the view of adaptation thereof as a Regional Archeological Specimen Storage Facility.


The building stands on the side of a hill which towers above the Lubcza stream valley, in the close vicinity of a classical manor house, the remains of a park and the ponds which once formed part of the manor.

Today, the former fortified manor is a small, compact building with two storeys. The additional, northern section built in the 19th century does not have a basement. The building was erected on a rectangular floor plan, its indicative dimensions being 12 x 19 metres; it features one longitudinal suite of rooms and three traverse ones.

The cellars are made of stone, while the ground floor walls are made of brick. The roof is covered with roof tiles.

The southern facade has no window openings; four small, bricked-up windows can be seen on the northern facade, while the eastern facade features two doorways, one of them framed by a stone portal and leading into the cellar; there are also five small windows positioned along three axes. The western facade features windows positioned along three axes - five small windows on the right- and leftmost axes as well as two larger windows on the central axis, the latter windows featuring profiled stone surrounds.

As a result of alteration works performed, the original number and size of window openings has changed. The two surviving windows in the western wall, with their decorative, stone window surrounds, serve as evidence of the skills of the stonemasons involved in the construction of the manor, much like the portals which survive inside the building.

Adaptation works are now underway.

The building may be viewed from the outside.

Compiled by Barbara Potera, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Rzeszów, 27.06.2014.


  • Libicki P., Dwory i pałace wiejskie w Małopolsce i na Podkarpaciu, Poznań 2012, s.536, 537.
  • Kadyło J., Ewidencja zbytkowego parku w Zgłobniu gmina Boguchwała, Rzeszów 1995, s. 2 - 8.

General information

  • Type: manor house
  • Chronology: II poł. XVI w.
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Zgłobień
  • Location: Voivodeship podkarpackie, district rzeszowski, commune Boguchwała - obszar wiejski
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland


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