Château Raoul or Castle Beaufils, French Heritage monument to Lormont

Located in the edge of the lormontais plateau and away from major roads, the Castle extended its hillside gardens. Noticeably plan, 1 square and 1 stage of climax, the House presented its main elevation to the Garonne. a long corps de logis 7 span facade dominated by a narrow central Pavilion 1 span was flanked at each end of a transverse Pavilion 3-span facade. The side elevations had 4 bays on the front. Dormer Windows lighted the height
* the large skylights to 2 Windows extended side elevations. A covered gazebo with a small roof to the Imperial exhaussait a level the central Pavilion. Slate roofs were decorated with ridges and spikes of Ridge cut. The whole was covered with an abundant ornamental sculpture consisting of bosses, balusters and pediments. The construction of this House combined facades inspired by 18th century roofs influenced by the 17th century, synthesizing the different aspirations that guided the construction of country lormontaises in the middle of the 19th century houses. Various sources and old maps indicate the Raoul parliamentary House, the 'the Rouquet tenement' or the 'great Mr Dufaure de La Jarte bourdieu' that a text of the 17th century described as ' a House speaker vines with gardens enclosed by thick bushes, enclosed courtyard walls and offices that are covered, went to a railing as a platform prevailing along the top of a cliff and down made into folds with small Spurs notched in the Rock leading to a cellar sitting on a dock '. The plans represent the remains in the 18th century: the buildings form a courtyard open to the East. Gardens extend to the Garonne. A design from the beginning of the 19th century shows high walls and a tower
* We know that a chapel had been Assistant. As of many country houses in territory lormontais, the House was entirely rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century, taking the name of Castle Beaufils but the chapel was demolished and the garden quickly disfigured by the introduction of the railroad. The House and surrounding careers were destroyed in the middle of the 20th century by the activity of a nearby cement factory (studied).

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Château Raoul or Castle Beaufils
Crédit photo : (Château Raoul or Castle Beaufils, lormont)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Château Raoul or Castle Beaufils, Located in the edge of the lormontais plateau and away from major roads, the Castle extended its hillside gardens. Noticeably plan, 1 square and 1 stage of (...) Château Raoul or Castle Beaufils, French Heritage monument to Lormont lormont, gironde

Location and general information

  • identifier : 49656
  • item : château Raoul ou château Beaufils
  • Location of the building :
    • Aquitaine
    • Gironde
    • Lormont
  • Address : rue du Rouquey
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 33249
  • Zip code of the municipality : 33310
  • Order in the communal list : 13
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : destroyed

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 19th century
    • mid 19th century
  • Investigation : 2004
  • Date taken into account : 2006/11/24

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • ashlar
    • boss
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 3 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • broken roof pavilion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • 1 floor square
    • floor height
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 3 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • vase
    • baluster
    • pediment
  • 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 : Le château Raoul fut avec le château Carriet une des plus importantes demeures lormontaises de l'Ancien Régime.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 6 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • court
    • garden
    • port
    • chapel
    • portal
    • agricultural building
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • the elevations are decorated with bosses and successful of a balustrade with vases
    • the dormer Windows are topped by curved pediments. private property
  • Involved in the work : Lajarthe Elie Louis Dufaure de (habitant célèbre)
  • Author of the survey MH : Maffre Marie-Hélène
  • Mérimée reference : IA33001359

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