Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen

St-Etienne Of Caen

This church, known as Abbey with the Men, was founded in 1064 per Guillaume the Bastard one, duke of Normandy, which wanted to make the place of its burial of it, and consacree in 1077.

The Western end, the entire body and interior of the building, except for the chorus, which belongs at the end of the 12th century and at the beginning of 13th are such as the founder left them.

The Western gate, of a great simplicity, offers only one linked frontage, opening of windows has semicircular arch and hardly decorated few mouldings; it east surmounts by two pyramidal towers has eight sides, which date from the year 1200. The many pyramids whose circumference of the church is flowering ash, and who produce a so gracious effect, are additions of old posterior.

Inside, the St-Etienne church has all the character of severity, force, size and nobility which comprises the novel-Norman style. She is in the shape of Latin cross has not very projecting transepts, with three naves, whose collateral ones form deambulatoire around the chorus. Of the three apses which it had in the origin, the principal one, that which finished it with the East, does not exist any more, but the apses of the transepts are always seen.

The arcades has semicircular arch which separate the nave and the low dimensions are supported by pillars confine posts, those have capitals has thick sheets, slightly sculptees, with some grotesque. The toric mouldings which surround the arcades are of a great purity of execution.

The posts which spring along the faces of the pillars to the vault, are alternatively simple and triple. The openings of the triforium are broad and circular. Though the vault is obviously Norman, archaeologists, considering the small columns which help to support it, the way in which they are adaptees, and their ornaments, think that it was not originally hones some, and that it was added has one more recent time, the prismatic veins and other signs of the ogival style blazing do not leave any uncertainty besides.

On the collateral ones a gallery as broad reigns as these naves themselves, it is a rare provision in the monuments of this style. At the 15th century, a large vault was coupled at the lower part of the nave.

A gray marble flagstone, placee in front of the Master furnace bridge, indicates the place or puts back, since 1742, William the Conqueror, whose remainders were before in the nave: the rich person monument that William Rufus had raised has his father was mutilates by the calvinists in 1562 and the anarchists in 1793.

Here dimensions of the building:

  • length of the nave, not included/understood the hall, 40 bills of quantities
  • length of the transept, 7,50 bills of quantities
  • length of the chorus, 25 bills of quantities
  • width of collateral, 4,50 bills of quantities.

The beautiful buildings built for the monks at the beginning of last century on the drawings of Guillaume of Tremblaye, brother convers of the order, and which remplacerent old constructions of the time of William the Conqueror, are occupy today by the imperial College of Caen.

source: General dictionary of the letters By Theodore Bachelet 1862

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Old Abbey for men
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Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Old Abbey for men, The Saint-Étienne Church dates from the second half of the 11th century and the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries. The monumental door is the 12th, 13th and 14th (...) Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen caen, calvados

Location and general information

  • identifier : 11932
  • item : Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes
  • Location of the building :
    • Basse-Normandie
    • Caen
  • Address :
    • 30 rue Bicoquet
    • rue Lebailly
    • rue de l'Aumônerie
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 14118
  • Zip code of the municipality : 14000
  • Order in the communal list : 16
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : abbey
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 6 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 11th century
    • Second half 11th century
    • 12th century
    • 13th century
    • 14th century
    • 18th century
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1840 : classé MH
    • 1911/04/15 : classé MH
    • 1927/05/02 : inscrit MH
    • 1927/06/13 : inscrit MH
    • 1928/02/24 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/11/22

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 : Eglise Saint-Etienne : 18 04 1914 (J.O.).
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :10 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • turn
    • fortified
    • room
    • door
    • cloister
    • convent building
    • church
    • port
    • building
    • Chaplaincy
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use : This building has been used in different ways over time. We know 3 successive uses. :
    • town hall
    • school
    • normal school girls

Other

  • Other : 3 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • property of the Department
    • private property 1992
  • Detail :
    • Eglise Saint-Etienne : classement par liste de 1840 - Bâtiment situé à l' entrée
    • cloître avec les bâtiments qui l' entourent
    • deux ailes placées à la suite
    • bâtiment du 14e siècle désigné sous le nom de salle des Gardes : classement par arrêté du 15 avril 1911 - Bâtiment du 14e siècle
    • tour dite de Guillaume sise rue Lebailly : inscription par arrêté du 2 mai 1927 - Porte monumentale sur rue de l' Aumônerie, 30 rue Bicoquet : inscription par arrêté du 13 juin 1927 - Tour d' enceinte : inscription par arrêté du 24 février 1928
  • Mérimée reference : PA00111124

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Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen
Old Abbey for men, French Heritage monument to Caen. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Ancienne abbaye aux Hommes, caen

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