Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., French Heritage monument to Ruelle sur touvre

This industrial site is served by a railway junction. The buildings dates of XVIIIe and XIXe century were built using stone of size and hardcore, spends this time, iron, the concrete and the brick has replace them. The frames will then be built out of iron and glazes of corrugated sheet and thereafter of plates of asbestos cement/asbestos.

On the 518.000 m ? which account the site, 120.000 m ? are built.

The precise base merimee about the forging mills that the blast furnace and the foundry of guns are built in 1751, for the marquis de Montalembert *, with the site of a mill has paper

the important dates are:

  • 1793 construction of the bronze foundry.
  • 1801 construction of the large foundries (reconstrutes in 1888).
  • 1805 construction of the office
  • 1808 construction of the first employers' housing.
  • 1831 construction of the foundry with six furnaces has reverberator.
  • 1842 construction of the porch among
  • 1844 construction of the bronze drilling machine.
  • 1846 construction of the general store.
  • 1849 construction of the drilling machine n?2.
  • 1868 construction of the drilling machine n?3 (it will be increased in 1883).
  • 1881 are the date of racordement railway.
  • 1884 construction of the school of the apprentices.
  • 1890 construction of the workshop of casings.
  • 1899 construction of the gorsse forging mill.
  • 1902 the repair shop is additions with the complex.
  • 1907 construction of new forging mills.
  • 1911 construction of an assembly workshop.
  • from 1922 has 1927 construction of the complex of Seguins with steel-works, forging mill, laboratory, tower water and station of compressed air.
  • 1939 construction of a new fitter's shop.
  • enlarging will be made in 1960.

The base merimee mentions moreover the existence of funds of private archives, I think has personal capacity that the present stone documents here are the files in question.

* Marc-Rene, marquis de Montalembert, does not have Angouleme on July 16, 1714 and died Paris on March 29, 1800 has, is a military officer, man of letters and French engineer, specializes in the defensive fortifications.

Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N.
(Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., ruelle sur touvre)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., « Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N. » is a construction of the city of Ruelle sur touvre (France, Charente). Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., French Heritage monument to Ruelle sur touvre ruelle sur touvre, charente

Location and general information

  • identifier : 18204
  • item : Fonderie de canons, usine d'armes dite Forge de Ruelle, puis Fonderie nationale de Ruelle, actuellement Etablissement des constructions et armes navales de Ruelle, dit E.C.A.N.
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente
    • Ruelle-sur-Touvre
  • Address : 1 avenue Jean Jaurès
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 16291
  • Zip code of the municipality : 16600
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • foundry
    • plant
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 6 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 18th century
    • Second half 18th century
    • 19th century
    • 20th century
    • 3rd quarter 20th century
    • First half 20th century
  • Years :
    • 1751
    • 1760
    • 1793
    • 1801
    • 1805
    • 1808
    • 1831
    • 1842
    • 1844
    • 1846
    • 1849
    • 1868
    • 1883
    • 1884
    • 1888
    • 1890
    • 1899
    • 1902
    • 1907
    • 1911
    • 1939
    • 1950
    • 1960
  • Investigation : 1990
  • Date taken into account : 1991/02/21

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 11 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • brick
    • ashlar
    • iron pan
    • concrete
    • stone
    • iron
    • reinforced concrete
    • piece of concrete
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • skylight
    • shed
    • domed roof
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 5 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • hollow tile
    • mechanical tile
    • asbestos cement roofing
    • concrete cover
  • Other about the composition roofs : 2 modes of coverage are listed
    • wood frame apparent
    • steelwork apparent
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3-storey square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 7 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • geometric ornament
    • pediment
    • architectural ornament
    • cannon
    • compass
    • hat
    • hammer
  • Typology : The typology consists of 2 elements
    • segmental arch
    • semicircular arc
  • 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.
  • Remarkable elements : atelier de fabrication ; machine de production
  • Constituent areas : 13 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • industrial warehouse
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • housing employers
    • office
    • shelter
    • laboratory
    • repair
    • oratorical
    • castle
    • transformer
    • by
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other : 4 various other information are available
    • change of the name of the municipality after inventory
    • common inventoried under the name type alley subject: boss
    • common inventoried under the name type support: facade of the moulerie
    • support type facade of the school of apprentices public property
  • Picture : ec710029bdc9d0437a1c7f7259094327.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Van Riesen Wulf
  • Mérimée reference : IA00066368

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Description of this building by pierre :

bonjour,

je n'ai pas d'images de batiment, mais des parchemins et papiers de l'époque Montalembert.

Les achats , les fermages passés avec la famille Rouffignac, seigneur de Belleville.

Egalement les reçus de limailles , de fontes (une bonne centaine), les problèmes sur les quantité de canons fournis (pas assez), la vente à l'état envisagée, et autres papiers.

Concerne toutes les forges de Montalembert.

Pour info, je peux vous faire qq photos si intéressé

Cordialement

note du webmestre :

Après quelques mois passés dans mes propres archives électroniques, je fais ressortir les documents proposés par pierre et je complète la fiche avec quelques informations suplémentaires.vous trouverez donc ci dessous quelques un des documents proposé par pierre légèrement retouchés pour accentuer le contraste et permettre une lecture plu facile.Je tiens, de plus, à le remercier ici pour la qualité de cet apport documentaire.

Contact contributor with his mail for more information.

Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., French Heritage monument to Ruelle sur touvre. Picture of pierre
Fonderie de canons, usine d'armes dite Forge de Ruelle, puis Fonderie nationale de Ruelle, actuellement Etablissement des constructions et armes navales de Ruelle, dit E.C.A.N., ruelle sur touvre
Description of this building by pierre :

Documents sur les forges de la Ruelle.Ces forges appartenaient aux Roffignac, cédées en fermage à Montalembert.Lequel équipait la flotte royale en canons.
Dans ces documents on voit l'état des livraisons de limailles  et canons.

Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., French Heritage monument to Ruelle sur touvre. Picture of pierre
Fonderie de canons, usine d'armes dite Forge de Ruelle, puis Fonderie nationale de Ruelle, actuellement Etablissement des constructions et armes navales de Ruelle, dit E.C.A.N., ruelle sur touvre
Cannon foundry, Forge de Ruelle, then national Foundry lane called weapons factory, currently preparation of constructions and naval weapons of lane, said E.C.A.N., French Heritage monument to Ruelle sur touvre. Picture of pierre
Fonderie de canons, usine d'armes dite Forge de Ruelle, puis Fonderie nationale de Ruelle, actuellement Etablissement des constructions et armes navales de Ruelle, dit E.C.A.N., ruelle sur touvre
Description of this building by pierre :

Bonjour,

Suite à mon premier apport, et content de voir cette contribution sur votre site, je vous signale l'adresse d'un mini site que je viens de réalier (avec beaucoup de difficultés) sur les canons de montalembert (et les moulins à papier de la région en prime). J'ai eu du mal à mettre qq photos et donc à donner un réel aperçu des documents (depuis le 16ème) dont je dispose.

histoiresdemoulins.monsite-orange.fr

Bonne lecture si vous avez le temps et indulgence pour ce site. 

Pierre

pierre says of the history of this building :

Donc voir "histoiresdemoulins"

Je dois avoir les transmissions du batiment et des terres avant l'arrivée de Montalembert, qui, ne l'oublions pas, était un cousin des Roffignac, lui même marié avec une Vantongeren qui possédait pratiquement tous les moulins à papier du coin.

Egalement traces du maître des forges Duffaut qui a exercé sur plusieurs fonderies.


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