Temple of protestants, French Heritage monument to Mars

The temple is in granite. Previous elevation and the right side elevation are stone, Middle unit at regular Assizes
* the left side elevation and the bedside are rubble. Roof long pans covered mechanical flat tiles, round rump of the apse in Lee. The presbytery in granite rubble presents elevations main and subsequent three-span and three levels
* It is covered with a long parts in mechanical flat tile roof. The temple, built in a triangular plot at the edge of road, occupies the entire space. This elongated and symmetric plan building, shows a front cut
* two-sided facade the apse is semicircular. The Interior is covered by a ceiling paneled
* a straight staircase gives access to the platform. It is in 1849 the municipal Council adopts the plans and specifications prepared by the architect of Tournon, Prosper Thévenet, for the construction of the temple and the presbytery, in lieu of a building in the hamlet of March, become too small. In June 1851 the tender of the construction was entrusted to Lauzet and Heather Boyer. In 1854 an additional estimate is requested. In 1856 the Mayor commissioned architect Tay to conduct an audit of the work and very defective materials, new relief is granted. The final acceptance of the work is approved in December 1858. In 1866 Louis Besset, the borough architect, restored the temple and the rectory. In 1908, it is the architect Mathurin Desrioux, de Tournon, who performs new restorations in the building: cover repairs, repair of the Abat-Voix of Chair and changes to the ceiling in walnut to improve the acoustics. The temple still undergoes other changes during the 20th century: the ground elevation, removal of the two side wood leading to the Gallery stairs, closing it by a partition wall creating a floor accessible by a straight staircase room installed in the Hall of worship. The Bell Tower repairs and recasting of the Bell following its destruction by lightning around 1970. Realization of a ceiling paneled in the Hall of worship, around 1995. The roof once covered in Lee has retained this cover only material on the bedside. The presbytery is today ' today uninhabited.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Temple of protestants

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Temple of protestants, The temple is in granite. Previous elevation and the right side elevation are stone, Middle unit at regular Assizes; the left side elevation and the bedside (...) Temple of protestants, French Heritage monument to Mars mars, ardeche

Location and general information

  • identifier : 7394
  • item : temple de protestants
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Mars
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 7151
  • Zip code of the municipality : 07320
  • Order in the communal list : 15
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : temple
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date taken into account : 2003/06/23

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • average unit
    • ashlar
    • stone
    • granite
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • round butt
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • flat tile mechanical
    • lava cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'paneling of coverage'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • straight staircase
    • in frame
    • staircase
    • straight staircase, carpentry
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

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 Information : formerly common of: saint-romain-le-Désert property of the municipality of cultural heritage, region Rhône-alpes Rhône-alpes region type
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Hartmann-Nussbaum Simone
    • Sauzade Lionel
  • Mérimée reference : IA07000002

Men involved in this construction

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