Church from Lesperon

The Church of Lesperon is placed under the patronage of saint Hilaire, which shows a Merovingian origin of the site. This Romanesque style building is mentioned for the first time in the 11th century in the CARTULARY of Gellone.

In 1031, Pons de Jaujac and Itier de Solignac Lords give the Church Saint-Hilaire-Esperone to Salnt-Guilhem-le-Désert Abbey. The building and its dependencies then become the powerful South Abbey Priory.

Towards 1170/1175, this church probably saw the baptism of the future troubadour Perdigon, son of fisherman, born in the village of Lespero, in the avescat of Gévaudan.

In 1382, during the war of the hundred years, English road controlled by Just Rolland destroy the village and damaging the Church. In the 16th century, despite the sacking of many churches of plateau Saint-Hillaire appears to have been untouched by the wars of religion.

Since 1941, the Church Saint-Hilaire-de-Lesperon is classified historical monument. It is especially notable for its bell tower comb, its polygonal apse with carved modillions and historiated capitals.

Church
Crédit photo : (Church, lesperon)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 7384
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Ardèche
    • Lespéron
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 7142
  • Zip code of the municipality : 07660
  • 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 : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 11th century
    • 12th century
  • Date of protection : 1941/08/09 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/12/03

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
  • Details : Eglise : classement par arrêté du 9 août 1941
  • Mérimée reference : PA00116724

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Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon
Church from Lesperon. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise, lesperon

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