St. Peter's Church, French Heritage monument to Courville sur eure

This historic building is known little about and it is well damage because a whole part of the building is former to the dates which one usually gives, same on publications of mediums authorize. Half of the nave (dimension of the apse) can be datee years 1380-1415; it is the other half of the monument which was edifiee Rebirth at the time traditional (of 1509 1529 for the nave have and of the end of XVIe century has 1620 for the false transept and the bell-tower).

At the time of a recent restoration campaign of the vault lambrissee in nave renversee, one has finds the date of the first restoration: 1438! As well as the multiple dates of intervention of the carpenters who have, since first half of XVe century, the memory of their interventions leaves.

Elements stylistics and data of the local history make it possible to allot the first part of the Saint-Pierre church has a follower - perhaps same with the son - of Raymond of the Temple, architect of the king Charles V (Castle of Vincennes, Midsummer's Day church of Beauvais of Paris). The beams sculptees of Courville are very particular which distinguish them from those of the buildings of the area whose decoration was rather painted. it is not impossible that they come from a former building and that their beauty made them employ again during the construction of the apsidal part. Those which supplement them in other half of the building are also sculptees in a preoccupation with an architectural uniformity with the first, but the reasons, like those of the sand pits, are marks of the Italian influence, which is quite natural for a monument increased at the beginning of XVIeme century.

There exists quantity of photographs of this vast church whose architecture allured many photographers. A photographer of art has benefits from the scaffolding set up at the time of the restorations of the vault; he took with the more high level of the wall rather spectacular sights.

The destruction of the old stained glasses of Saint-Pierre de Courville (accidental or due to the misdeeds of the war - bombardments) was mainly compensee by modern achievements of which several are signees re-elect main Chartres-native glassmakers the Loire.

St. Peter's Church
Crédit photo : (St. Peter's Church, courville sur eure)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

St. Peter's Church, « St. Peter's Church » is a construction of the city of Courville sur eure (France, Eure et loir). St. Peter's Church, French Heritage monument to Courville sur eure courville sur eure, eure et loir

Location and general information

  • identifier : 42208
  • item : Eglise Saint-Pierre
  • Location of the building :
    • Centre
    • Eure-et-loir
    • Courville-sur-Eure
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 28116
  • Zip code of the municipality : 28190
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 15th century
    • 16th century
  • Date of protection : 1907/07/13 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/09/14

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • 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 :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Details : Eglise : classement par arrêté du 13 juillet 1907
  • Mérimée reference : PA00097088

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