The wooden manor house in Kawęczyn-Turowice near Konstancin-Jeziorna (Piasek County) is in very poor technical condition. The Masovian Voivodeship Conservator of Monuments ordered the owner of the 19th-century building to carry out the works.
Masovian conservator Jakub Lewicki explained that carrying out the ordered works is to prevent the destruction of the monument. The decision was made immediately enforceable.
The wooden manor house was most likely built in the first half of the 19th century. The facility presents the features of a typical, small country manor house, covered with a high hipped roof. The park surrounding it fits into the type of landscape park widespread in Poland at that time, with a natural, free shape, based on natural landforms. The building has been on the register of monuments since May 16, 2016.
The first mention of the estate dates back to the 15th century
Archival sources presenting the history of the manor and park complex in Kawęczyn-Turowice confirm the existence of a much earlier manor center in this place, and the first mentions of this estate date back to the 15th century, when these areas were in the possession of the Czersk land judge.
Its important element was also small garden architecture, which in this case corresponds to a park pavilion in neo-Gothic form. The most characteristic element of this two-story building is a small tower-tower, topped with a battlement with stucco decoration in the form of richly carved corbels.
“There is no doubt that (…)the complex is also an important element of the local landscape, permanently inscribed in the landscape of the town, and its historic values (artistic, historical and scientific) result from the preservation, to a large extent, of the original layout and spatial relations as well as the character assumptions, as well as the main architectural objects,” explained the conservator.
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