Tile factory and Brickyard Guimond, then Dupré, Thekkath, French Heritage monument to Bouille loretz

The complex of buildings is in rubble of coated limestone, apart from the repair shop, the engine room, tunnel kiln and the water tower built in brick. All are equipped with a wooden frame and a tile roof hollow, with the exception of management housing covered hilltops in mechanical tile roof and those of the two most recent hangars cement asbestos. A wide rump covers one end of the shed, which was formerly used kiln and workshop
* its frame rests on masonry piers. An identical hangar located behind the repair shop was rebuilt and raised. wood Poles support. Both coated ovens are built on the same model, but the second one is a bit bigger than the first. This Brickyard tuilerie, belonged to a. Guimond and Mr. Dupré, was taken circa 1926 by Clovis Tranchet. The latter is build management housing next to the buildings of production. The three quarries of land lie within a radius of 1-5 km. First coated oven seems to date back to the founding of the company, as one of the hangars used dryer. The work is done entirely by hand, 1000 hollow tiles can be thus manufactured per day. The first moulder operates with a diesel engine installed in a small building built for this body. Clovis Tranchet stops its activity prior to 1940 and it is that in 1954, his son, Moses, raise the case, which will be its name in 1967. The manufacture of brick Plasterers will become the main production. A landscaped dryer will work throughout the year. The first oven heated up here in the wood is supplied with fuel from the 1960s. A second oven coated, with a capacity of 20 tonnes of goods, was built in 1965, with refractory bricks made on-site. Machines will be purchased little by little
* It won't work to electricity from the 1970s. A 72 HP boat engine will be previously used to operate. Manufacturing is done in a hangar built for this purpose and in a corner of the old shed used also dryer. Another higher shed replaces an old dryer in the 1970s. Deliveries are made by truck to the major sites of subdivisions of Saumur and Mauléon, for example. The installation of drywall soon causes the price-cutting of the plâtrières bricks. The company ceases its activity when Moïse Tranchet retired in 1992. A part of the sheds was demolished, but the rest of the buildings remained in the State
* employer housing is still inhabited.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

tile factory and Brickyard Guimond, then Dupré, Thekkath

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 128906
  • item : tuilerie et briqueterie Guimond, puis Dupré, puis Tranchet
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Deux-Sèvres
    • Bouillé-Loretz
  • Place name : le Ruault
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 79043
  • Zip code of the municipality : 79290
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • tilery
    • brick
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 5 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
    • 20th century
    • 2nd quarter 20th century
    • 3rd quarter 20th century
  • Year : 1965
  • Investigation : 2003
  • Date taken into account : 2004/06/28

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • brick
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • sprocket cover
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 3 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • hollow tile
    • mechanical tile
    • asbestos cement roofing
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'wood frame apparent'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 floor square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building : 2 forms of decoration are present
    • ironworks
    • ceramic
  • Representation : 2 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • monogram
    • geometric ornament
  • 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 : 14 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • housing employers
    • shelter
    • engine room
    • repair
    • shed
    • industrial shed
    • castle
    • industrial furnace
    • oven
    • by
    • room
  • 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
    • management housing was decorated with geometric brick forming a band in triangular patterns at the top of the elevations. In addition
    • the strains of its two chimneys are decorated with wrought iron t and c for clovis Hardy letters. private property
  • Author of the survey MH : Moisdon-Pouvreau Pascale
  • Mérimée reference : IA79002424

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Poitou-Charentes - Service chargé de l'inventaire102, Grand'Rue - BP 553 86020 Poitiers Cedex -

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