Hieraniony Castle

Hieraniony or Gieraniony Castle is a ruined castle near the village of Hieraniony in Iwye District, Belarus. It was constructed in the beginning of 16th century as the main residence of Albertas Goštautas, one of the most powerful noblemen in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Later it belonged to the Sapieha and Kiszka families.[1] It was destroyed by the Russian army during the Russo-Polish War (1654–67).

A fragment of the ruin

In the early 19th century the castle, already considerably ruined, was mostly disassembled and the bricks were reused for buildings in the neighbouring towns. Earthworks survive, but are overgrown with trees. Both the castle and the church near it are Category II objects of national heritage.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ткачоў М. Геранёнскі замак. // ЭВКЛ. – 2-е выд. – Мінск, 2007. – Т. 1. – С. 526–527.
  2. ^ List of protected monuments on the official site of Iwye Rajon (in Belarusian). Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 54°06′48″N 25°34′45″E / 54.11333°N 25.57917°E / 54.11333; 25.57917