One of the last owners Mir Castle were members of the genus Svyatopolk-Mirskywho bought these lands from the Wittgensteins in 1891 year. At that time, the castle was in a deplorable state and Nikolai Ivanovich from Svyatopolk-Mirsky decided to build a compact palace, unfortunately not preserved to this day.

Palace of Svyatopolk-Mirsky in Mir

In addition to the palace-estate, at about the same time, they erect distillery, and already at the beginning of the 20th century it was being built family chapel-tomb.

Where was the estate of Svyatopolk-Mirsky in Mir?
Stylized image of the ruined palace of Svyatopolk-Mirsky on the actual landscape
Where was the estate of Svyatopolk-Mirsky in Mir?
Cellars of the former manor

A large reservoir, located to the right of the fortress walls of the castle, was also dug on behalf of Nicholas, according to rumors, these works took more than 2 years. There is even a sad story according to which the founder of the palace died of a heart attack while watching the construction from a small island (this happened in 1898).

Island on a pond near Mir Castle

Manor Svyatopolk-Mirsky existed for a very short time. The house burned down at the end of the First World War, in the picture of 1917 you can see the walls of the building with a completely burnt roof.

Ruined manor Svyatopolk-Mirsky old photo
Front side, 1917. Photo: Stanislaw Dangla

The palace was two-story, made in the classical style of architecture.

Park side of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky estate in Mir
Park side of the estate in 1917

In addition to the ruins of the basement, a surviving palace serves as a reminder of the former palace. outbuilding. Son of Nicholas Mikhail Svyatopolk-Mirsky, having returned to Mir in 1921, he did not begin to restore the estate, but settled just the same in this office and was engaged in the revival of the Mir Castle.

Wing of Svyatopolk-Mirsky in Mir

Until 1938, he managed to restore 2 towers and several halls in the eastern part. He died before the start of the war and was buried in the family tomb.

Mikhail Svyatopolk-Mirsky in the World
Mikhail Svyatopolk-Mirsky on his favorite balcony in the Mir Castle, where he spent a lot of time in the last years of his life. A snapshot from the book “Old Estates of Belarus. Korelichsky district” Fedoruk A.T.

Sorry about Palace of Svyatopolk-Mirsky in Mir so little is known, even photographs have not been preserved in which one could see this architectural monument still undestroyed.

Ruins of the estate Svyatopolk-Mirsky

In 2017, excavations and studies of the basements of the estate were carried out. Perhaps over time, new interesting facts about this place will open. If you are in the urban village of Mir, then I advise you to take a walk in the landscape park along the reservoir and look at the place where the palace stood, below is the point with the location on the map:

Another interesting attraction of the World - Church of St. Nicholas, founded at the end of the 16th - the first half of the 17th century.


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