Cemetery, French Heritage monument to Turgon

The cemetery occupies a rectangular parcel in edge of road. The walls are limestone rubble. In the central aisle is a cemetery cross. Many tombs of the 19th century have been spotted including several stelae surmounted of a broken column. There are also many circular plates made of porcelain bearing the names of the deceased, these plates are often illustrated with an allegorical motif: thoughts, hands clasped, tombs... A grave is a rectangular stone which corners are occupied by two characters standing, dressed in tunics. This stele was required of a veiled pot today deposited on the floor of the Tomb. The dedication is not King died in 183. (?). On October 30, 1854, the Mayor of Turgon requesting the prefect to change the location of the cemetery which was located in front of the Church as indicated on the old cadastral map of 1835. The current site is located north out of the village, about 125 yards from the latter.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

(Cemetery, turgon)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Cemetery, The cemetery occupies a rectangular parcel in edge of road. The walls are limestone rubble. In the central aisle is a cemetery cross. Many tombs of the 19th (...) Cemetery, French Heritage monument to Turgon turgon, charente

Location and general information

  • identifier : 19026
  • item : Cimetière
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Charente
    • Turgon
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 16389
  • Zip code of the municipality : 16350
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : cemetery
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • mid 19th century
  • Investigation : 2003
  • Date taken into account : 2004/07/22

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
  • 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) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 3 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • cemetery
    • cemetery cross
    • cross
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • © Communauté de communes of the confolentais
  • Picture : b022fff44dc036d9e00aad1c139830be.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Debelle Jacqueline
  • Mérimée reference : IA16000957

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