Church parish Saint-Mathieu, French Heritage monument to Espalem

The Church of the 12th century, is irregular plan derived of the Latin cross. A collateral North seems to have been added in the 17th century, then a South Chapel in the 19th century. Chorus a span under dome of noticeably plan articulated in an apse domed apse. Each Bay of nave is organized in an original way in two arcs arches paired external impact on walls, internal impact on circular column originally engaged in the lateral wall. When the additions of the collateral, these columns have become independent but dubbed by an arc below and slightly off center. Inside, the decor focuses on figured caps of the pendentives of the cupola, the capitals with figures and scenery nickname plant of the apse, ornamental patterns repeatedly, the bezants on the sideboard.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Church parish Saint-Mathieu

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church parish Saint-Mathieu, The Church of the 12th century, is irregular plan derived of the Latin cross. A collateral North seems to have been added in the 17th century, then a South (...) Church parish Saint-Mathieu, French Heritage monument to Espalem espalem, haute loire

Location and general information

  • identifier : 166053
  • item : Eglise paroissiale Saint-Mathieu
  • Location of the building :
    • Auvergne
    • Haute-Loire
    • Espalem
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 43088
  • Zip code of the municipality : 43450
  • Order in the communal list : 8
  • 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.
    • 12th century
    • 17th century
  • Date of protection : 1986/04/30 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/26

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 :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • 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 :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Details : Eglise paroissiale (cad. A 55) : inscription par arrêté du 30 avril 1986
  • Mérimée reference : PA00092665

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