Church from Lion-sur-Mer
Lion-sur-Mer, Leone, Lions, Leon.
The Church of Lion, remarkable mainly by a fairly high Romanesque Tower, sees Luke and the surrounding area offers several distinct eras. The Romanesque nave may date from the 11th century; It was in originally stocked aisles suppression which has required the filling of the arcades which were the two wings in communication with the central part. These arcades, three, were overcome small very narrow arched windows enlightening the nave. This part of the Church walls are partly in the Middle unit, partly in Fishbone. The western façade has been taken in underpinning; with other indices, of half-columns that decorate the building on each side, and which are now truncated, can be used to recognize the old parts. Pictured at the top of the facade wall two niches containing statues of saint Pierre and saint Paul.
A stone table, modern, applied on the facade, bears the following inscription:
QUAM TERRIBILIS IS LOCUS ISTE HIC IS DOMUS DEI AND PORTA COELI.
The Tower applied laterally between chpeur and nave, on the South side, is pierced in its four sides of three floors of arched arcades; It must be the same time that the nave, except the terminal parapet which was built, I suppose, when one has removed a roof which, I believe, was to establish a platform on the tower.
The choir seems to be from the 14th century; It is lighted by windows divided into two parts by a mullion forked at the top: a row of clovers form frieze at the top windows.
Inside the capitals have octagons charts and foliage that herald the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th.
This choir is not perpendicular to the nave; to save the tower and chapels that exist on the north side, has been narrower than the nave. The chapels which I speak ends, to the North, by three gables; they appear from the 12th, as well as their stone vaults. The pavement of one of them reads the inscription engraved on a beautiful black marble slab:
CI GIT LE CORPS DE MESSIRE
ROBERT PIERRE LE SENS
CHEVALIER SEIGNEUR ET
MARQUIS DE LION
SEIGNEUR DE CRESSERONS.
VALIGNY, REPICHON LES
MAIZERETS ET AUTRES LIEUX
CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE ROYAL
ET MILITAIRE DE SAINT
LOUIS , MESTRE DE CAMP DE
CAVALERIE, ANCIEN OFFICIER
APRES UNE VIE ANIMEE PAR LA FOY
SOUTENUE PAR L'ESPÉRANCE
PERFECTIONNEE PAR LA CHARITÉ
COURONNEE PAR LES SOUFFRANCES
IL S'ENDORMIT TRANQUILLEMENT DANS
LE SEIGNEUR LE 1 MARS 1773 DANS LA
8Ve. ANNÉE DE SON AGE ETANT NÉ LE
20 NOVEMBRE 1688
PRIEZ DIEU POUR LE REPOS DE SON AME
Near the bedside which is right are on the side of the Gospel, a vaulted apartment which must go back to the 14th century. Could this be a sacristy? I think not, because it was not so for rural churches especially. Was this a sepulchral Chapel? I guess, and I hope to find documents on this subject.
The present sacristy is modern and applied against this bedside.
The patronage and the tithes belonged to the Abbey of Troarn; the Church was under the invocation of saint Pierre; She had to schedule that of saint Jacques of cartons.
Source: Statistics for monumental in the Calvados by Arcisse de Caumont
Crédit photo : Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies (Church, lion sur mer)
Church, The Church of Lion, remarkable mainly by a fairly high Romanesque Tower, sees Luke and the surrounding area offers several distinct eras. The Romanesque nave may date from the 11th century; It was in originally stocked aisles suppression which has required the filling of the arcades which were the two wings in communication with the central part. lion sur mer, calvados
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