Church of the Castagnere, French Heritage monument to Barran
Gontran lasserre refers has this building in its Histoire work of my village publishes in 1908:
That makes me think of the small always pretty church of Castagnere in the middle of the green trees which surround it and of the White Houses which group around it.
Blessed houses, which point out to me the happy days of my beautiful youth, I send my moved memory to you.
The hamlet of Castagnere depends on the commune on Barred, its very old vault is mentionnee several times in our old files like appendix of this parish. The barons of Noah ajouterent has their titles that of lords of Castagnere.
History of Gascogne
The work history of Gascogne, if he does not speak specifically about the church of Castagnere has the merit to give some information on the evolution of the area:
Later, always guide by the same feeling, Fran?ois of clermont still links in the chapter the archidiacone of Pardiac so that the incomes were useful has to found four emoluments cantorales. The prelate, wanting to leave a foundation worthier of him, set up collegial barran, the church built recently and perhaps by him, was vast and beautiful.
The parish recognized it for its lord in pareage with the king. During the plague which had just devastated the town of auch, there was transfers its justice. Finally Pierre of clermont his brother gave two thousand Tournois books to form a revenue of it. All these reasons determinerent the archbishop. He composed the chapter of twelve canons, among whom one counted a senior and a cure, having a double remuneration, and equipped them with all the rights and all the incomes that he had in the capacity as archbishop in the towns of Barran and Riguepeu in villa of Rigapello, with Castagnere and in some other small towns.
Source: History of Gascogne since times more move back until our days by Jean Justin Monlezun in 1850.
Crédit photo : Gene (Church of the Castagnere, barran)
Church of the Castagnere, « Church of the Castagnere » is a construction of the city of Barran (France, Gers). Church of the Castagnere, French Heritage monument to Barran barran, gers
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