Castle, French Heritage monument to Menetou ratel

The Castle consists of a body of framed building of two wings in Pavilion decorated with trompe turrets
* brick construction with framing, cornice and limestone bedrock. The fief of Christie is attested in 1224
* Robert de Couet actually tribute to Geoffroy de Sully, Lord of Beaujeu, in 1390. The former stately home demolished in 1893 remain few remnants dating back to the 15th century. The Dovecote was still in State in 1974, but in 2001, he was shot. In 1868, 150 metres to the Southeast and dominant l? former site, Charles Guillard, architect in Sancerre, built a new castle in Neo-louis XIII (building in brick with stone-chaining) style for a member of the Janson of Christie family. The castle is preceded by extensive common, forming a symmetrical composition. In recent decades, Castle and common are l? abandonment.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Castle, The Castle consists of a body of framed building of two wings in Pavilion decorated with trompe turrets; brick construction with framing, cornice and limestone (...) Castle, French Heritage monument to Menetou ratel menetou ratel, cher

Location and general information

  • identifier : 169035
  • item : château
  • Location of the building :
    • Cher
    • Menetou-Râtel
  • Place name : Couët
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 18144
  • Zip code of the municipality : 18300
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Investigation : 2004
  • Date taken into account : 2008/12/06

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • brick
    • sandstone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • pavilion roof
    • conical roof
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 4 type of floors in this manual :
    • floor height
    • ground floor raised
    • 2 storey square
    • rez-de-chaussee
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • in frame
    • stairs in work-
    • staircase
    • staircase to return
  • 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 : 2 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • dovecote
    • home
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • the survey has allowed to identify a constituent part in this construction : common
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • inventory of heritage
    • © general Council of the expensive private property
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Chazelle Annie
    • Casses Laetitia
  • Mérimée reference : IA18000466

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