From the center of Minsk to the village New Field by car you can get there in half an hour and enjoy the old park, as well as estate Drutsky-Lyubetsky. In the 18th century, the estate in Novy Pole belonged to Mikhail Oginsky, who in 1794 sold these lands to Joseph Selyava. Just the same, under the Selyavas, a wooden manor house was laid. 

Manor New Field

The estate passed to the Drutsky-Lyubetsky through the female line from the Selyava as a result of marriage, approximately in 1837.

What the estate looked like in the village of Novoe Pole
This is what the estate looked like in 1914. Photo from Roman Aftanasi’s book “Dzieje rezydencji na dawnych kresach Rzeczypospolitej”

Under them, the estate was rebuilt and enlarged. A right residential wing appeared, as well as a left wing with a tower (the visiting card of the estate).

Manor of Drutsky Lubetsky

Manor New Field

The total area of ​​the estate was about 16 hectares, various outbuildings were located on the territory. The manor house itself has survived to this day, as well as a stone icehouse (glacier).

Ledovnya New Field

Homestead in the village of Novoe Pole refers to the style of classicism, in some sources it is referred to as provincial classicism.

Manor house New Field

An unusual solution can be considered 2 porches with heavy porticos resting on massive columns. Most of the manor house is a one-story stone building. 

The estate of Drutsky Lubetsky

The left side of the manor, built the last of all, at the end of the 19th century, deserves the most attention. The frontal turret with Gothic elements and three semicircular windows stands out, which clearly resonates with the general concept of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky estate. The ground floor also has similar tall windows.

New Field Manor

On the site of the former estate of the Drutsky-Lyubetskys, today there is an agrarian and economic college. Where the main building is located, there used to be an orchard and rare species of trees.

New Field is a symbiosis of the Soviet approach and the heritage of the gentry, there is no harmony, but there is no devastation either. Drive along the M6 ​​highway, before reaching Rakova you need to turn onto the road H8940, which will take you to the center of Novy Pole.

A few kilometers from the village you can see chapel-tomb of the Vishnevskys.


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