Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes

This village, so named from the patron of the place, saint Martin of Tours, is nicknamed of brominated, because the amount of Thereo-brominated found there on the heights. This valuable plant is now very rare. It is harvested in return of black truffles.

Saint-Martin is built amphitheatrically, at the foot of a hillside said the Castelleras, on the right of the Colostre, 11 miles from Valensole, and 56 South South West of Digne. This place whose Foundation goes back beyond the eleventh century, seems to have had more importance it has today, if judged by its construction. There, at the top of the village and next to the Church, a beautiful Tower square, 24 metres not to mention coronation in crenation, which before the revolution of 89, was topped with a beautiful iron railing high. Climb with ladders up to the height of 20 meters; There, a staircase practiced in the wall leads to the Summit. This proud monument has already been repeatedly hit lightning, which heavily damaged it in two places of the coronation. It serves as a refuge for birds of prey.

This tower is the work of the Knights Templar, who used it to their signals; the evidence is that it corresponds with other buildings of the same kind, such as the Greoulx Castle and the Tower of Esparron belonging to these religious. On the road from Greoulx to Saint-Martin, this building produces a charming effect: it appears and disappears ten times at the sight, because the crevices of the hills. This tower has been classified among the historical monuments of the Department.

Saint-Martin was formerly a dependency of the barony of Germany. The territory of Saint Martin is almost all arrosable by the waters of the Colostre and abundant sources found there. Its soil is productive: mulberry, almond, olive, grape and other fruit trees succeed very well.

The commune of Saint-Martin includes the village, fifteen bastides which three met at the District of therein, four met in the Angelvins district and scattered eight in the Valley of Patel, and a total population of 501.

Parish Church

The parish church is in Gothic form; the strength of its walls, the support points that are an another building and demonstrate the action of time attest to its antiquity. It is believed that it is the work of the brothers of St. John of Jerusalem, who had a settlement in this place. Are considered with astonishment the thickness of columns supporting the arch stones and poles from the vault of the second nave of Saint John. A third nave, started we don't know at what time, but not complete, makes this irregular Church. Lovers of painting set great store by the Saint-Antoine table found in this third nave. Saint-Martin has a primary school and a charity Office.

Source: History geographical and Statistical Department of Basses-Alpes by Jean-Joseph-Maxime Feraud 1861.

Church
(Church, st martin de bromes)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church, « Church » is a construction of the city of St martin de bromes (France, Alpes de haute provence). Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes st martin de bromes, alpes de haute provence

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4301
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
    • Saint-Martin-de-Brômes
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 4189
  • Zip code of the municipality : 04800
  • 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 :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 12th century
  • Date of protection : 1959/05/06 : inscrit 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

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • 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 :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : 8b74bda0c11336e3380b9c40ddea4fb5.jpg
  • Details : Eglise (cad. 20) : inscription par arrêté du 6 mai 1959
  • Mérimée reference : PA00080466

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Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
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église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
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église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
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église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Church, French Heritage monument to St martin de bromes. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, st martin de bromes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin


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