Lime plant, French Heritage monument to St varent

These two furnaces were constructed in a unevenness of terrain and have a height of about 4-5 m. currently, the facade wall, slightly talute, rises about 4 m above the level of the pre-dies and form the back wall of a shed. It is likely that this wall has been raised after the decommissioning of the ovens. One of the gules fits in a semicircular arch, while than the other in an arch. The ovens being clogged and the gules flooded by a mare that was located at the foot of the massif, it is not possible to know the shape of the tanks. This lime plant included two fours à chaux probably dating from the 1860s. Were these not working already in 1898. Drop before their gules allowed the construction of a pond, while a farm shed relied on the anterior wall of the massif.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Lime plant

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Lime plant, These two furnaces were constructed in a unevenness of terrain and have a height of about 4-5 m. currently, the facade wall, slightly talute, rises about 4 m (...) Lime plant, French Heritage monument to St varent st varent, deux sevres

Location and general information

  • identifier : 130964
  • item : usine de chaux
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Deux-Sèvres
    • Saint-Varent
  • Place name : Butte (la) ; Four (le)
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 79299
  • Zip code of the municipality : 79330
  • Order in the communal list : 7
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • lime plant
    • plant
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 3rd quarter 19th century
  • Investigation : 2004
  • Date taken into account : 2004/06/28

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 : 2 modes of coverage are listed
    • barrel vault
    • barrel vault
  • 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 : 2 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • industrial furnace
    • oven
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : private property
  • Author of the survey MH : Moisdon-Pouvreau Pascale
  • Mérimée reference : IA79002469

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Poitou-Charentes - Service chargé de l'inventaire102, Grand'Rue - BP 553 86020 Poitiers Cedex - 05.49.36.30.30


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