Translokacja drewnianego dworu z Żyrzyna
THE TRANSFER OF A WOODEN MANOR HOUSE FROM ŻYRZYN
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The assemblying o f a wooden manor house from Żyrzyn, standing now at the Museum o f the Lubelska Countryside in Lublin, was completed in 1980. Although not very well-known, the building represents a very interesting example o f the Polish rural residence of a moderately wealthy nobleman. The house was built in the second half of the 18th century. The building was taken down in February and March, 1973 by skilled carpenters. At the same time all documents necessary to assembly the building after its transfer to a new place were prepared. Small metal plates with letter and figure symbols embossed on them were fixed on all parts o f the building. Letters stood for a specific set o f elements (e.g. all rafters, all beams, scantlings from a single wall), while figures showed the place of the element. The marks were then put on respective drawings. In view of a new function o f the building, which, apart from being an exhibit itself, will also hold collections, it has been decided to (i) reconstruct window and door woodwork on the basis of source and any other available examples, and also (ii) to restore the original arrangement of interiors on the basis of observations made during disassemblying works. New cellars, foundations and a chimney have been designed. Other elements such as walls, ceiling beams, rafter framing etc. come from the house taken down and they require only small amendments.
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