Castle of Cabrespines, French Heritage monument to Coubisou

The castle of Cabrespines is obtained in 1292 (*) per Henri II, in exchange of that of Sebrazac, on which Guy d' Estaing had rights (**).

* Files of Rodez, has Montauban; BOSC, Memories, T. II.

** Cabrespines belonged already to the count de Rodez, but probably that Guy d' Estaing had rights there. Baron of GAUJAL, Ess. hist. T. II.

He died in 1303 (Henri II) in the castle of Pledges, that he he had made build, and was buries has Bonneval.

Not having male children, Cecile, her daughter, was her heiress, and being married, as we said with Bernard of Armagnac, she added the count of Rodez, with the many fields have by the powerful family of her husband. The succession of Henri II was however contestee. Isabelle, older sister of Cecile, wanted to take advantage of her rights on the count: she said, before the Parliament or the king returned the parts:

that it estoit of usaige and coustume when aulcun Cuons or baron muert to that the country of Rouergue, and leaves several fieux, or filhes Li fieux aisne, or aisnee filhe, it or there is not to hoir masle comes, or doibt to come for the whole to the succession of the aforesaid the duchy, count or baronnie, and all luy belongs. Mesmement, like duchies, counts or baronnies are indivisible they are deues, for raiaon first engendrance with the aisne or the aisnee, with the case above dict

In spite of these allegations and much of other Isabelle was deboutee of her request for setting in possession, by the Parliament of Paris.

But the funds of the lawsuit was not judge, and lasted, after the death of Cecile, during more than eighty year; and it was necessary, to make to desist from its claims, Renaud, lord of Pons, grandson of Isabelle, that the count gave to him the pleasure of the castle of Cabrespines, which was to represent the sum of five thousand books, to which one reduced the rights of this descendant of the sister of Cecile.

The latter made the happiness of its vassal. (...)

Castle of Cabrespines
Crédit photo : (Castle of Cabrespines, coubisou)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle of Cabrespines, « Castle of Cabrespines » is a construction of the city of Coubisou (France, Aveyron). Castle of Cabrespines, French Heritage monument to Coubisou coubisou, aveyron

Location and general information

  • identifier : 10056
  • item : Château de Cabrespines
  • Location of the building :
    • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Aveyron
    • Coubisou
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 12079
  • Zip code of the municipality : 12190
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 2nd quarter 17th century
  • Year : 1646
  • Date of protection : 1987/12/07 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/30

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 :
    • The decor consists of 'carpentry'
  • 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) :5 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • fireplace
    • elevation
    • roofing
    • interior
    • path
  • 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 : property of a private person 1992
  • Detail :
    • Façades et toitures
    • ensemble des pièces du premier étage avec leurs boiseries et leurs cheminées (cad. D 403) : inscription par arrêté du 7 décembre 1987
  • Mérimée reference : PA00094001

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