Composers / Fryderyk Chopin / Places catalog


Rościszewo is 10 km north of Sierpc, in Mazovia voivodeship, on the boundary of Mazovia and Dobrzyń Land. The village takes its name from the distinguished Rościszewski family (Junosza coat of arms). In 1728, Józef Jeżewski, the Płock esquire carver, became the owner by marrying Katarzyna Rościszewska. It was through Jeżewski’s initiative that King Augustus III (1696–1763) granted a municipal charter in 1752, although no town was ever built.

Chopin and Count Ksawery Zboiński visited the Rościszewo property on their way to Pomerania in the summer of 1827. Zboiński’s mother, Józefa Jeżewska, married the royal chamberlain Jan Nepomucen Zboiński in the local church in 1789.

Rościszewo parish dates back to the fourteenth century. A brick church is first mentioned in 1598. The extant Church of the Care of St Joseph was built 1779–1781 thanks to an endowment from Benedykt Jeżewski, General of the Crown Army. This is a brick building with two side chapels and a porch. A chancel and a sacristy were added in 1932. There is a pulpit built in the latter half of the eighteenth century and a monstrance made in the middle of the seventeenth century.

In 1827, 308 people lived on the Rościszewo estate. Still standing today is the erstwhile residence of the Jeżewskis, a single-storey brick manor house (eighteenth century) with two annexes (nineteenth and twentieth century).

The building was recently restored and now houses the local government office, as well as a library, police station and internet centre. One room has been specially furnished in memory of Fryderyk Chopin.

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Antoni Brzezina’s bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Antonin Manors / Palaces / Castles
Apartment of Dominik Magnuszewski Flats
Apartment of Stefan Witwicki Flats
Apartment of the family of Alfons Brandt Flats
Augsburg Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity Churches / Places of worship
Belvedere Appearances
Bielany, Camaldolese monastery Churches / Places of worship
Blue Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
‘Botanika’ Other
Brochów Churches / Places of worship
Brühl Palace Appearances
Buchholtz’s instrument store Other
Casimir Palace Flats
Chopin Monument in Łazienki Park Other
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Dal Trozzo bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Duszniki Zdrój Hotels / Inns
Dziewanowski home Flats
Engraving studio of Fr Izydor Józef Cybulski and Antoni Płachecki Education
Franciszek Klukowski bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Fryderyk Chopin Museum Other
Fryderyk Skarbek’s apartment Flats
Gdańsk Hotels / Inns
Gładkowskis' apartment Flats
Golub Other
Holy Cross Church Churches / Places of worship
Home of Jan Matuszyński Flats
‘Honoratka’ Coffeehouses
Jabłonowski Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Jan Böhm’s townhouse Flats
Kalisz Other
Kikół Manors / Palaces / Castles
Kolbergs' apartment Flats
Kowalewo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Kozłowo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Krakow Other
Ludwik Dmuszewski’s house Flats
Magnus's bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Marceli Celiński’s apartment Flats
Maurycy Mochnacki’s home Flats
Miss Kicka's Salon in Lubomirski Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
National Theatre Appearances
Obory Churches / Places of worship
Obrowo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Ojców Other
‘Old’ Merchants' Hall Appearances
Patisserie Lourse Coffeehouses
Pieskowa Skała Other
Płock Other
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Powązki Cemeteries
Poznań Other
Presbytery of St Jadwiga (Hedwig) parish church in Milanówek Other
Pruszak Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Residence of Józef Reinschmidt’s parents Flats
Rościszewo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Sanniki Manors / Palaces / Castles
Saxon Palace Flats
Saxon Post Office Other
Skating rink Other
Sochaczew Other
Sokołowo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Staszic Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Strzyżew Manors / Palaces / Castles
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Toruń Other
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Vilnius (Wileński) Hotel Hotels / Inns
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Wojciech Żywny’s apartment Flats
Wola Tollhouse Other
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Żelazowa Wola Flats
Żychlin Manors / Palaces / Castles