Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes

Church with three aisles, five spans with flat chevet. The vaulted warheads based on a series of columns. The walls are very thick, as indicated in the splay of the Windows. To the Southwest, a spiral staircase in masonry allows access to the square of the steeple Tower and the chemin de ronde. This tower was pierced on its sides of long, narrow Windows. The upper part of the walls have jaggies, machicolations, and breteches. The East wall is pierced by three Windows. Inside, two sacristies took place behind the side altars with separation by walls halfway up in flamboyant Gothic style. The west facade consists of a level of three arches, surmounted of a cornice with modillions and metopes, above which is pierced a window. On this front, one can observe the transformations: less wide, the first facade should be the width of the three arcades surmounted by a triangular pediment without window and down
* the current is large and massive, surmounted by an aliasing and framed by two bartizans. To the South are four openings: the postern returned after 1880, the window added during these restorations, a mullioned window and an oculus (17th?). Le prieure Saint - Martin of Esnandes depended from the Abbey of Saint-Jean-D'angely 1029. The Romanesque building from the 12th century remains the base of the facade. The Church was rebuilt in the 14th century and receives at the end of the century a fortification system: modification of the facade, adding an outer, construction of the chemin de ronde, niches, machicolations and Postern, digging a ditch. Considered a Catholic stronghold, in 1622, the Council of the city of La Rochelle in ordered the destruction. Between 1629 and 1740, reconstruction of the building as indicated by many brought deadlines: 1629, 1630 and 1632 on the pillars of the choir, 1633 on the Bell Tower, 1740 on the North facade. The chorus and part of the nave was revoûtées in 1706. In 1820 the repairs are allowed. In 1845, plans and specifications will be provided by the architect Chiang. In 1864 the works are undertaken on departmental architect Brossard. The Church is repaved by Denis Graugeaud and Hassana (?) entrepreneurs. Always quote of Brossard, the Jamot contractor, of Marsilly, operates on the Bell Tower and its roof in 1867, and on the facade in 1872. From 1873 to 1874, restoration of stained-glass Windows entrusted to medicine. As early as 1880, the architects a. Ballu and Lisch direct restoration work. La Rochelle Eugène Héraud and Joseph Philippon contractors work on this project as well as the sculptor Parisian Eugène Legrain. The cover of the Church was restored in 1996.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Priory of Saint-Martin
(Priory of Saint-Martin, esnandes)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Priory of Saint-Martin, Church with three aisles, five spans with flat chevet. The vaulted warheads based on a series of columns. The walls are very thick, as indicated in the splay (...) Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes esnandes, charente maritime

Location and general information

  • identifier : 20144
  • item : Prieuré Saint-Martin
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente-Maritime
    • Esnandes
  • Address : chemin de la Prée-d'Esnandes
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 17153
  • Zip code of the municipality : 17137
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : priory
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 12 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 11th century
    • 12th century
    • 14th century
    • 4th quarter 14th century
    • 16th century
    • Second half 16th century
    • 17th century
    • First half 17th century
    • 18th century
    • First half 18th century
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
  • Years :
    • 1622
    • 1629
    • 1630
    • 1632
    • 1633
    • 1740
    • 1880
    • 1996
  • Investigation : 2002
  • Date of protection : 1840 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 2004/09/24

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 3 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 2 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • hollow tile
    • stone cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'ribbed vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3 vessels
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • masonry
    • staircase
    • spiral staircase in masonry
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 20 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • ornamental plant
    • palmette
    • geometric ornament
    • head
    • man
    • human head
    • woman
    • interlacing
    • griffin
    • animal ornament
    • eagle
    • mask
    • lizard
    • pitcher
    • goat
    • crab
    • conger
    • musician
    • chimera
    • centaur
  • 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 : most of the decor is on the front. public property
  • Picture : fb164908c3bc3f5c5de95fe12134e6bd.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Carpentier Aline
  • Mérimée reference : IA17006698

Men involved in this construction

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

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Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
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église St Martin

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Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin

Priory of Saint-Martin, French Heritage monument to Esnandes. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Martin, esnandes
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Martin


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