Ruins of the castle of Miremont, French Heritage monument to Chalvignac

The ruins of the Castle bear witness to the troubled history of the Limousin in the middle ages and during the wars of Religion. The castle was besieged in 1105, 1183, 1196. It was taken in 1357 and 1374. The Lords participated in the wars of Religion. From the 17th century in the middle of the 18th century, Miremont belonged to the Bourbon-Malause, then it passed to the Countess of Poitiers, who sold it in 1747 to the marquis de Simiane family dementela Castle. First Sentinel, the castle became residence of approval. The fortress was established based on a long path, on a platform whose edges Rocky soubassent a wall in the middle of which opened the entrance gate near which remains the base of a semicircular flanking tower. Each end of the Northeast front lie the foundations for two towers flanking semi-circular. Inside this perimeter were several speakers. Logis fortified constituting the castle itself stood on the mound at the Northwest end. There remain only two high curtains, the angle and the ends to protrude the circular towers découronnées and ruined in height of the upper. The two towers of the ends keep, on the ground floor, a vaulted room in Cap.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Ruins of the castle of Miremont
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Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Ruins of the castle of Miremont, The ruins of the Castle bear witness to the troubled history of the Limousin in the middle ages and during the wars of Religion. The castle was besieged in (...) Ruins of the castle of Miremont, French Heritage monument to Chalvignac chalvignac, cantal

Location and general information

  • identifier : 14395
  • item : Ruines du château fort de Miremont
  • Location of the building :
    • Auvergne
    • Cantal
    • Chalvignac
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 15036
  • Zip code of the municipality : 15200
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 14th century
  • Date of protection : 1973/03/26 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/27

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 : property of a private person 1992
  • Details : Château de Miremont (ruines) (cad. A 468) : inscription par arrêté du 26 mars 1973
  • Mérimée reference : PA00093487

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