Church, French Heritage monument to Nersac

The church of Midsummer's Day is built in the wall of the city, at midday of the church cathedral. _ it be long, and have nothing of remarkable nor which feel its antiquity, which me make judge that it have be restore in the place or one hold, by tradition, that Clovis make build a church in recognition of it that the wall tomberent in front of him by miracle, and with approach of relic that it make present. One cannot doubt this fall of the walls, of which so many historians have speaks, and one would not have place a church or is that one, if there had not been originally a reason to do it. This cure is with the collation of the chapter of Angouleme.

Source: History of the Angoumois by Fran?ois Vigier of the Pile 1846.

The end of this century was remarkable by the construction of several Abbeys; but the religion had little share there; the thirst for the richnesses posed the first bases of them. According to the example of Hugues, then King de France, the nobility had dislocated incomes of several churches which it had as inheritance; but having had unceasingly the weapons with the hand, during all the wars which agiterent the country, and the victory having increases their power, the lords were seize part of the goods of the clergy; then oblige to return them, they wanted to repair this failure carries has their fortune, while melting of the Abbeys and the churches, of which they were the Masters to lay out. Thus, they took certain rights on the offerings of the furnace bridge and the cemeteries; what was for them a means of replacing what they had lost. Such was, at that time, the religion of Large. The ambition, whose people were victim, was almost always the mobile of their belief. Thus, Arnauld made begin the Abbey of Saint-Lover-of-Boixe, in consequence of a wish made in the war against the despoilers of its count: the Ramnulphe Viscount and his Senegonde wife eleverent has their expenses the church of Nersac, one of oldest of the region. In same time, a lord of Marthon, left the house of Rochefoucauld, made build the Abbey of Grosbos, in the Commune of Charas.

Source: Historical study on the Angoumois by Fran?ois Marvaud 1835.

(Church, nersac)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church, « Church » is a construction of the city of Nersac (France, Charente). Church, French Heritage monument to Nersac nersac, charente

Location and general information

  • identifier : 18030
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente
    • Nersac
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 16244
  • Zip code of the municipality : 16440
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 12th century
    • 13th century
  • Date of protection : 1925/05/14 : 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 :
    • 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

  • Interest of the building : Site archéologique : 16 244 1 AH
  • 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 Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : 1feed71d0d6306c6c9f31546c973fc61.jpg
  • Details : Eglise : inscription par arrêté du 14 mai 1925
  • Mérimée reference : PA00104444

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Church, French Heritage monument to Nersac. Picture of JOJO 4/9
Eglise, nersac
Description of this building by JOJO 4/9 :

Eglise paroissiale St-Pierre à NERSAC (Charente).

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Church, French Heritage monument to Nersac. Picture of JOJO 4/9
Eglise, nersac
Description of this building by JOJO 4/9 :

Eglise paroissiale de NERSAC (Charente).

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