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.
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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
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