Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac

Foundation in the 11th century. Church rebuilt from 1247 to 1286. Defensive works at the end of the 14th century. Abbey burned by the Anglo-Saxons in 1434. Reconstruction in the second half of the 15th century. Abbey sacked by Protestants between 1564 and 1569. Maurist reform introduced in 1666 after abandonment of the Abbey nearly a century: rehabilitation and restoration until 1746 (Conventual building, room guests,...). Abbey sold as national property to the Revolution. Destruction of the Gothic cloister in 1820. Important restoration work of the Church and the abbey buildings during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Abbey Saint-Étienne
(Abbey Saint-Étienne, bassac)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Abbey Saint-Étienne, Foundation in the 11th century. Church rebuilt from 1247 to 1286. Defensive works at the end of the 14th century. Abbey burned by the Anglo-Saxons in 1434. (...) Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac bassac, charente

Location and general information

  • identifier : 15781
  • item : Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente
    • Bassac
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 16032
  • Zip code of the municipality : 16120
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • 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.
    • 13th century
    • 15th century
    • 17th century
    • Second half 17th century
    • 18th century
    • First half 18th century
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1880/12/10 : classé MH
    • 1983/06/27 : classé MH
    • 1995/12/04 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/10/27

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 :
    • The decor consists of 'carpentry'
  • 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 : Inscriptions 05 08 1930 (porte et restes du cloître) (deux arrêtés) annulées.
  • 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 : 3 various other information are available
    • property of a private person
    • an association property
    • owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : 1b58d41a5b8720c17279c01e1814d419.jpg
  • Detail :
    • Eglise Saint-Etienne : classement par arrêté du 10 décembre 1880. Bâtiment d' entrée : façades et toitures y compris le portail d' entrée
    • galerie d' accès au cloître voûtée d' ogives
    • cheminée du premier étage. Aire de l' ancien cloître y compris le sol des anciennes galeries. Façades et toitures des trois corps de bâtiment entourant l' aire du cloître y compris la terrasse sur jardin de l' aile sud. Escalier des ailes est, ouest et sud. Salle dite des boiseries dans l' aile sud. Salle dite de l' ancienne prison avec sa cheminée en pierre au rez-de-chaussée de l' aile est. Ancien jardin des Moines (cad. E 219 à 221, 223, 225 à 227) : classement par arrêté du 27 juin 1983. Bâtiments correspondants à l'ancien logis abbatial et aux anciens chais, avec les murs d'enceinte et les portails, ainsi que l'un des jardins de cette abbaye (cad. E 222) et le sol des parcelles sur lesquelles ces éléments sont situés (cad. E 218, 222, 224, 228 à 233) : inscription par arrêté du 4 décembre 1995
  • Mérimée reference : PA00104242

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of JOJO 4/9
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Description of this building by JOJO 4/9 :

Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, à BASSAC (Charente).

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Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
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Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac
Abbey Saint-Étienne, French Heritage monument to Bassac. Picture of gerardgg
Ancienne abbaye Saint-Etienne, bassac

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