Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans

Do rest of the building that the Bell Tower, of which the ground floor is covered by a dome on squinches surmounted by an octagonal tower, formerly covered with an arrow and a pavilion in tile roof currently hollow. The tubes of the dome fall on the Romanesque capitals columns. The in-work staircase and a small part of the south elevation (a spur and a Bay) are also preserved. The North arm of the first building is still visible, part of the south transept also (the elevation is, for which there is an ancient walled Bay), as well as the arcade leading from the nave to the transept. Old Priory dependent on the Saint-Pierre de Maillezais Abbey and probably built during the 11th century. Construction continues in the 12th century, the date of the base of the Bell Tower and the capitals of the columns (2nd half of the 12th century). At the end of the 14th and 15th centuries, the church underwent a few transformations: construction of the octagonal tower of the Bell Tower and screw serving
* enlargement of a vessel, in width, the nave and the choir (double flat chevet). During the wars of Religion, the building was looted and damaged (collapse of the vaults). The restoration of the Church began in the 17th century (1605, repairs to the Bell Tower), but the vaults were not rebuilt and are replaced by a ceiling paneling, while columns were installed to divide the nave. During the Revolution, the Church is used as a temple of reason. Repairs are considered year IX and are entrusted to the contractor Pierre Meunier. In 1845, architect Brossard provides estimates of emergency and safeguarding of the building work. However, a letter from the Mayor to the prefect, dated 1845, noted that the opinion of the factory and the Town Council is this church should not be kept because it lies outside the city. Same in 1885, the manufactures prefer build a new Church in the city centre. A deliberation of the municipal Council from 1905 indicates the State of disrepair of the building because it is reported that a large quantity of materials could serve the needs of the city. Old photographs show the general State of the Church before its demolition. After the classification of the Bell Tower in 1921, the municipality undertook, as early as 1925, the demolition of this building while reserving the classified part: materials recovered and awarded to contractors, the Windows of the apse were sold to someone from Paris. The door of the sacristy, adorned with a bas-relief of St. Peter's repentance, were filed at the Museum of the town.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Prieuré Saint-Étienne
(Prieuré Saint-Étienne, marans)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Prieuré Saint-Étienne, Do rest of the building that the Bell Tower, of which the ground floor is covered by a dome on squinches surmounted by an octagonal tower, formerly covered (...) Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans marans, charente maritime

Location and general information

  • identifier : 20363
  • item : Prieuré Saint-Etienne
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente-Maritime
    • Marans
  • Address : place Saint-Christophe
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 17218
  • Zip code of the municipality : 17230
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : priory
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 8 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 11th century
    • 12th century
    • Second half 12th century
    • 14th century
    • 4th quarter 14th century
    • 15th century
    • 16th century
    • 17th century
  • Year : 1605
  • Investigation : 2002
  • Date of protection : 1921/11/10 : 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 :
    • pavilion roof
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is hollow tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'dome fallopian'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3 vessels
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • masonry
    • stairs in work-
    • spiral staircase in masonry
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 5 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • palmette
    • geometric ornament
    • human head
    • fantastic animal
    • diamond
  • 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 : 2 various other information are available
    • series of Romanesque capitals at the level of the Bell Tower type columns confronted animals
    • series of Romanesque capitals at the level of the columns in the Bell Tower type animal fantastic playing amongst the foliage
  • Picture : 4d139309c3ab964425905e8eef741544.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Carpentier Aline
  • Mérimée reference : IA17006699

Men involved in this construction

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Etienne, marans
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Ruines St Etienne

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Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Etienne, marans
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

Ruines St Etienne

Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Etienne, marans
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

Ruines St Etienne

Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Etienne, marans
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

Ruines St Etienne

Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Etienne, marans
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

Ruines St Etienne

Prieuré Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Marans. Picture of pierre bastien
Prieuré Saint-Etienne, marans
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

Ruines St Etienne


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