Chapel of the Penitents, French Heritage monument to Pont st esprit

Chapel built between 1647 and 1657, with a single nave. The interest lies in carved the facade program and the remaining elements of the interior decor. The facade is influenced by taste Italian broadcasts from Avignon, with a gable wall hidden by a successful horizontal masonry of a balustrade, rebuilt in the 19th century, but probably reproducing an original device. The portal consists of an entablature carved modillions, dentils and garlands of fruit, based on two smooth columns with Corinthian capitals. The main element is a significant niche recessed, arched pediment surrounded by scrolls, vases, consoles and putti. The Bell Tower was added around 1840. The Interior consists of gypsery and murals. The latter, in the revolutionary period, constitute a rare testimony of the use of the chapel during the reign of terror.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Chapel of the Penitents
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Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Chapel of the Penitents, Chapel built between 1647 and 1657, with a single nave. The interest lies in carved the facade program and the remaining elements of the interior decor. The (...) Chapel of the Penitents, French Heritage monument to Pont st esprit pont st esprit, gard

Location and general information

  • identifier : 46146
  • item : Ancienne chapelle des Pénitents
  • Location of the building :
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Gard
    • Pont-Saint-Esprit
  • Address : place Saint-Pierre
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 30202
  • Zip code of the municipality : 30130
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 18th century
    • Second half 18th century
  • Date of protection : 2005/08/05 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/10/21

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 : 3 forms of decoration are present
    • sculpture
    • painting
    • plasterwork
  • 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

  • Interest of the building : Inscription 03 10 1939 (façade, à l' exclusion de la balustrade et du motif central la couronnant) (arrêté) annulée.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • This element of the building is the subject of protection : interior
  • 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 :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Details : L'ancienne chapelle en totalité (cad. BH 250) inscription par arrêté du 5 août 2005
  • Mérimée reference : PA00103159

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