The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower, French Heritage monument to Barcelonnette

The convent of Dominican or Preaching friars of Barcelonnette was founds in 1316, sumptibus of the cardinal Hugues de Saint-Expensive, native of the Moor, commune of Uvernet, deceased in 1263.

The tower of the clock was certainly high with the first church of the convent of Dominican, perhaps on the basis of older tower still.

Its angles and its arrow are the shapes of a similar tuff like origin and as cuts has that of the vault exhumee by the Castel excavations; but their construction does not go up so high and must be in any case posterior has 1378.

The chorus, to the north of the tower of the clock, was to come to the short-nap cloth from the western frontage from the tower. On the basis of and cash 25 bills of quantities for the length of the church of the east in the west, one sees that it occupied all the width of the current Manuel place.

  • Titrate: Annals of the Low-Alps.
  • Author: Scientific and literary company of Alp-of-High-Provence
  • Go back to edition: 1880-1943

The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower
(The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower, barcelonnette)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower, « The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower » is a construction of the city of Barcelonnette (France, Alpes de haute provence). The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower, French Heritage monument to Barcelonnette barcelonnette, alpes de haute provence

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4072
  • item : Tour de l' horloge dite Tour Cardinalis
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
    • Barcelonnette
  • Address : place Mannel
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 4019
  • Zip code of the municipality : 04400
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 14th century
    • 1st quarter 14th century
    • 15th century
    • First half 15th century
  • Year : 1316
  • Date of protection : 1907/05/31 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/06/04

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Constituait le clocher de l'église Saint Dominique disparue.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • turn
    • steeple
    • BELL
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : d7eaa6213bad87bd03a00b2adbc8e894.jpg
  • Details : Tour de l' horloge dite Tour Cardinalis : classement par arrêté du 31 mai 1907
  • Mérimée reference : PA00080353

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

The so-called clock tower Cardinalis Tower, French Heritage monument to Barcelonnette. Picture of whineray
Tour de l' horloge dite Tour Cardinalis, barcelonnette
Description of this building by whineray :

plaque apposée au bas de la tour cardinalis rappelant les liens étroits entre barcelonnette et le mexique...

Aux citoyens mexicains morts pour la France pendant la grande guerre

Brito Leopoldo
Mendia Martin
Flores Ernesto
Mesa Miguel
Jimenez Santiago
Ortiz Izquierdo Ernesto
Langarica Fermin
De Villena Salvador m.
Itzig Herman Henri
Valenzuela Santiago
Lopez Raul

Cette plaque a été offerte à la ville de Barcelonnette par la colonie française du Mexique pour perpétuer la mémoire des citoyens mexicains engagés sous les plis du drapeau français et tombés pour la défense du droit et de la liberté.

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