Fortified Parish Church of Saint-Pierre, French Heritage monument to Leschelles

The Church is covered by a ceiling
* nave covered with a roof long half-timbered ending with a short gear and an everything
* chorus with two pans, covered gear and polygonal gambrel roof. roof two sides and rump on the arms of the transept and the sacristy
* polygonal Spire and weatherboarding slate on the Bell Tower
* the passage leading from choir to the sacristy is protected by a lean-to zinc
* Memorial built in limestone Parish Church St. Peter built the 15th or the 16th century as a fortified church. The basis of two turrets overhanging is still visible on the south wall of the choir and in the height of the Church. It is expanded a choir and two chapels form transept, in the course of the 17th century. The Church was altered in the 1st half of the 18th century (perhaps around 1733, consecration of an altar, carved on its support, but before 1741, certainly date of death of the Bishop of Laon who had consecrated the building). The nave is then extended to the West, to leave room in the chapel of the fonts and the stairs leading to the peak, and receives a new facade. The cemetery surrounding the Church was gradually abandoned for a new Cemetery from about 1830. The present sacristy was built in the second quarter of the 19th century, after 1838 because it is not represented on the cadastre. The building was little damaged in World War II with the exception of the stained glass Windows. The monument to the dead, work of f. Laffineur, Carver at Hirson, was erected near the Church shortly after 1918 (it bears the signature)

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

fortified Parish Church of Saint-Pierre
Crédit photo : (fortified Parish Church of Saint-Pierre, leschelles)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

fortified Parish Church of Saint-Pierre, The Church is covered by a ceiling; nave covered with a roof long half-timbered ending with a short gear and an everything; chorus with two pans, covered gear (...) Fortified Parish Church of Saint-Pierre, French Heritage monument to Leschelles 14 leschelles, aisne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 1981
  • item : église paroissiale fortifiée Saint-Pierre
  • Location of the building :
    • Aisne
    • Leschelles
  • Address : place Publique
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 2419
  • Zip code of the municipality : 02170
  • Order in the communal list : 14
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • church
    • parish church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Investigation : 1993
  • Date taken into account : 1996/11/15

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • brick
    • shingler
    • slate
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 12 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • polygonal spire
    • rump
    • polygonal hipped
    • tied
    • gable roof
    • sprocket cover
    • shed
    • pinion discovered
    • half-hipped
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • zinc coverage
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • in frame
    • stairs in work-
    • staircase
    • staircase to return
  • Decoration of the building : 4 forms of decoration are present
    • stained glass
    • sculpture
    • painting
    • ceramic
  • Representation : 8 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • monogram
    • virgin
    • geometric ornament
    • star
    • Annunciation
    • Virgin and Child
    • saint bernadette
    • cock
  • Typology :
    • The only information on the typology 'fortified church'
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'Latin cross plan'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 3 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • enclosure
    • memorial
    • monument
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 14 various other information are available
    • subject type geometric decoration glazed brick
    • subject type support: masonry of the North elevation
    • subject type golden stars painted on a blue background
    • subject type support: ceiling of the Church
    • subject type series of painted crowned m
    • subject type support: walls of the chapel of the Virgin
    • subject type Annunciation
    • subject type support: Bay 4 canopy
    • subject type Notre-Dame-de-liesse
    • subject type support: Bay 6 canopy
    • subject type apparition of the Virgin to bernadette soubirous
    • subject type support: Bay 5 canopy
    • support: top of the monument to the dead property of the common topic type: coq carved in the round
    • support: top of the monument to the dead property of the common type support: Summit of the monument to the property of the municipality
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Riboulleau Christiane
    • Demetz Bernadette
    • Plouvier Martine
  • Mérimée reference : IA02000105

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