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Zimnice Małe, Ogrodowa 2

woj. opolskie, pow. opolski, gm. Prószków-obszar wiejski

The silhouette of the granary built on a hill in Zimnice Małe, a result of the transformation of the former castle of the Prószkowski family, forms a dominant feature in the landscape of the village.


Zimnice Małe is a village which had been associated with the Prószkowski family since the 13th century. In the 17th century the estate included, apart from Zimnice Małe, also the town of Prószków, Ligota Prószkowska, Złotniki, Zimnice Wielkie, Chrząszczyce, Źlinice, Komprachcice, Przysiecz, Kąty and Stara Kuźnia.

In 1696, the estate was inherited by duke Karol Maksymilian von Dietrichstein. In 1783, it was bought by king of Prussia Frederick the Great and for the next hundred years it belonged to the royal estate of Prószków.

Little is known about the construction of the castle in Zimnice Małe. It was probably built in the 16th century by the Prószkowski family. In the early 19th century, it was adapted for a granary. Today, the structure remains unused.


The granary building is located in the central part of the village, at the intersection of Wiejska and Zielona Streets, on a hill steeply descending towards the east. From the west, there is an open yard with a porte-cochère. The granary is enclosed with a fencing from the north, west, and south.

The castle was built on a rectangular floor plan, with the longer façade on the north-south axis. During the alteration works in the 19th century, the transverse western wing was built. At present, the floor plan of the building resembles an inverted “L” letter. The section connecting the wings is slightly projecting from the façade. On the north, there is a quadrangular annex.

The granary was made of brick and stone. It is a four-storey building with a small basement in the south-eastern corner. It is covered with a high hip roof. Its façades are covered with smooth plasterwork, without architectural decoration. They are articulated with a dense arrangement of small window openings shaped as horizontal and vertical rectangles.

The interiors have been modified. At present, they feature a single-bay and a two-bay layout. A couple of years ago, the building housed offices of an agricultural farm.

Limited access to the monument. Private property.

compiled by Aleksandra Ziółkowska, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Opole, 06-12-2015.


  • Molak E., Racławicki I.,Zapomniane zabytki. Dwory i pałace wiejskie południowej Polski. Śląsk Opolski, t. 2, Opole 2011, s. 303-307.

Category: utility building

Building material:  ceglane, kamienne

Protection: Register of monuments, Monuments records

Inspire id: PL.1.9.ZIPOZ.NID_N_16_BK.44586, PL.1.9.ZIPOZ.NID_E_16_BK.21470