3 Abandoned Religious And Cultural Heritage

Abandoned Religious And Cultural Heritage

Posted on July 3, 2013 by team

We are in the Lipetsk region of Russia to visit the mansion of the Muromtsevs and an unsual church in Balovnevo village.

Vladimir Church is a nice example of the cult architecture of early classicism on the territory of the Lipetsk region. It was built in 1797-1823.

Nearby is a tower in the “English gothic style”.

The complex existing today formed in the last quarter of the XVIII – beginning of XIX century. Its construction was started by Matvey Muromtsev, the first city governor of Tula. Unfortunately the main outhouse is in the poor condition today.

The mansion of the Nechaevs in Polibino village of the region.

It was being constructed in the XVIII – XIX centuries and consisted of a palace, English park, huge garden, cascade of ponds, household buildings etc. This all was being created by three generations of one and the same noble family of the Nechaevs.

Metal staircase inside one of the outbuildings.

Unique water tower nearby.

The temple of Dmitry Solunskiy in Berezovka village. It was built in 1897 in memory of the warriors who died in the Kulikovo battle.

Temple in Yeropkino village of the region. It was built to replace the old wooden temple in 1772.

In the village Novoye Rakitino.

It is the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God built in 1872.

Today there is a kindergarten in this house.

One more abandoned temple.

The first wooden church of Pavlovskoye village was first mentioned in 1678. The stone church we can see today at this place was built in 1848.

Veshalovka village.

Landowner M. Kozhin started to build this house in the gothic style in the 1860s. Next to the front door of the house was a big four-storey watch tower that resembled a tower of a medieval castle. That’s all that has been preserved up to date.

However there is still such a beautiful church nearby.

Znamenskaya Church is a unique religious building of the XVIII century. The temple was built in the forms of pseudo Gothic Russian style in 1794.

Cosmas and Damian Church was built in 1896-1898.

It’s empty but neat inside.

This one was built in 1876 in Slobodka village.

Murals inside.

This stone temple replaced the wooden church of the Saviour built in 1627. It was ereceted in April 1760.

This monumental temple belonged to the family of Levshins, was built in the years 1825-1875.

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3 Responses to “Abandoned Religious And Cultural Heritage”

  1. Ivan says:

    Actually in modern Russia there are lots of historical buildings that are restoring, thousands, but in this web they only put images of abandoned buildings, for me it is a good example of manipulation and filtration of information.

  2. john says:

    Great pictures, and interesting.

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