Castle of Jovelle, French Heritage monument to La tour blanche

Ruins of Jovelle castle on a rocky promontory at 144 metres, approximately 1 km from the village of la Tour-Blanche. Of this castle there is a fortified Châtelet square corner tower, retaining a few remains of machicolations to triple console, as well as slits-filled gunboats, a House including the Western Wall has machicolations and a circular corner tower. The West Wing of the corps de logis was very reworked over the centuries. The South Wing, today in ruins, still shows wall chimneys and a corridor below serving the House of defence of the castle chapel, equipped with several gunboats slits. This last, overlooking the site of Jovelle, is vaulted a cradle broken and equipped with a Gothic axial array at the bedside. its roof is protected by de la lauze. The ramparts of the Castle almost disappeared. Tradition has it that during the hundred years war, the Black Prince has lived a few days in the castle of Jovelle. Charles VII there would have established his headquarters for a few months. Probably built in the 14th century, the castle still has a House very retouched in the 17th. It remains, outside this logis, a fortified entry Châtelet and the castle chapel. The Castle belonged to the Jovelle Dejean, in the La Croix and at the de Galard-Bearn.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Castle of Jovelle

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Castle of Jovelle, Ruins of Jovelle castle on a rocky promontory at 144 metres, approximately 1 km from the village of la Tour-Blanche. Of this castle there is a fortified Châtele (...) Castle of Jovelle, French Heritage monument to La tour blanche la tour blanche, dordogne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 35685
  • item : château fort de Jovelle
  • Location of the building :
    • Aquitaine
    • Dordogne
    • La Tour-Blanche
  • Place name : Jovelle
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 24554
  • Zip code of the municipality : 24320
  • Order in the communal list : 5
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 3 names :
    • castle
    • strong
    • castle
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 14th century
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date of protection : 1948/06/24 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2005/02/16

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is hollow tile
  • 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 : 2 types of plan in this building
    • Plan regular L
    • regular plan

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 : 5 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • well
    • chapel
    • casemate
    • all agricultural
    • casemates
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • private property
    • © conseil Général de la dordogne
  • Author of the survey MH : Becker Line
  • Mérimée reference : IA24000892

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