Church, French Heritage monument to Pranzac

The church of Pranzac has a vault of style of the Rebirth of the most delicate taste; it is 9m 60 length on 4m63 of width; the vault is partagee in two spans has sixteen veins which unite has five keystones; the two central keys are two lamps travaillees carefully: they are capitals has volutes flowering ashes of projecting angels.

On one of these pendants two little angels carrying an escutcheon in rhombus whose parts are two keys in saltire surmontees of a crown has florets. They are the weapons of the lady of Pranzac (Descars), which made build this vault in XVIe century.

(source: Monumental statistics of Charente By Jean Hippolyte Michon)

Pranzac had collegial; unfortunately one can only note the fact, because the documents on the chapter of Pranzac are completely lacking, and the only known information, according to Mr. the Michon abbot, is that by which it announces '' that the canons of Pranzac envoyerent their deputies at the assemblies of the clergy for I' election of the delegation to the General states in 1789. ''

Nevertheless, knowing, on the one hand, that collegial existed has Pranzac, finding, of another, in the old cemetery of this locality, a tomb or the sculptor reproduced with intention the image of a dignitary of the Church covered of the badges of its load, we believe capacity to say that it belongs has an abbot of the chapter of Pranzac.

As for the time to which it goes up, by taking for criterium the trefoil blind arcade in which the character east carves; moreover, by comparing it with the tombs publish in the Alphabetical one of Mr. de Caumont, one can fix it only at the end of XIIIe century, at most at the beginning of XIVe.

(source: Memories for the years By archaeological and historical Company of Charente)

Crédit photo : (Church, pranzac)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

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

Location and general information

  • identifier : 18116
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente
    • Pranzac
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 16269
  • Zip code of the municipality : 16110
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • 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 :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 16th century
  • Date of protection : 1938/04/28 : 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

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • This element of the building is the subject of protection : chapel
  • 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
  • Details : La partie orientale de la chapelle Sud (les deux dernières travées) : inscription par arrêté du 28 avril 1938
  • Mérimée reference : PA00104460

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Description of this building by Batilus :

Eglise romane - date inconnue mais remaniée car certaines arches sont gothiques.

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