The gate of the Saint-Agnan church of Poisson is remarkable. It is beginning of XVIe century, time of transition from the ogival style to the style of the rebirth. It is a porch squares at which one arrives by twelve semicircular degrees.

Five keys, travaillees with art, are detached from the vault and the points of intersection of the veins are marks by four rosettes of which one represents two fish, weapons speaking about the parish.

The door which gives access in the church has two casements beating on a pier against which the statue of Vincent Saint is drawn up, owner of the vine growers; the console is formee of a vine stock.

Above this door reigns a plank made up of two low-reliefs, the Nativity and the Worship of the Magi, that separate an image of the blessing Saver. A rich person archivolt, formee of three concentric zones, with the curves furnished with saints and the holy sitted one on consoles and crowns of up to date platform, frame this plank.

The whole is unfortunately pastes of paint and mutilates.

The Saint-Agnan church was built in 1528, by the care of the abbot of Saint-Urbain, on the site of another least vast, which existed XIIe century and which the bishop of Toul, Pierre de Brixey, which died into Ground-Holy in 1192, had given to the abbey.

It would be has to wish that this monument was restores; but the contest of the government would be necessary and several times already the general advice made the request unnecessarily of it.

Source: Old and modern Haute-Marne by Emile Jolibois in 1858


The church is presented in the form of a construction gift the plan is in Latin cross.

The construction of the chorus, the buttresses, the porch and the Western frontage one required employs it?? hone of size, the remainder of the building as well as the interior is coated.

The nave has three vessels of three spans voutees of warheads with transept ribbed vault, a chorus has five sides arches of vault of a complex type.

The chorus and the transept are covered with roofs has long sides in tile punt, the nave when it has is covered with curved tile and the bell-tower locates on the transept crossing, of a roof in slate house.

The Western gate precedes by a porch arches of vault of a complex type is covered with a roof in house in curved tile.

One also finds on this monumental church of paintings of the 16th century in the northern side which represents a Setting with the tomb and several scenes and saints of the 19th century in the transept.

One will observe also a superb unit carves with the Western gate representing 36 saints.

Let us modillons chorus and transept is flowering ashes of human heads of which one is triple and another probably a husband holding of a hand represents a book and other hand a wick of hair coming from his wife representee on the modillon has dimension. To note:? above the male head, an inscription: Jehan de Bovan.

(Church, poissons)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church, Patrimoine classé ou inscrit dit 'Eglise' à poissons (haute marne 52230). Le portail de l'église Saint-Agnan de Poissons est remarquable. Il est du commencement du XVIe siècle, époque de transition du style ogival au style de la renaissance. C'est un porche carré auquel on arrive par douze degrés semi-circulaires. poissons, haute marne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 82739
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Champagne-Ardenne
    • Haute-Marne
    • Poissons
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 52398
  • Zip code of the municipality : 52230
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • 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 :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Date of protection : 1909/07/09 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/03/29

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 :
    • No information about decoration.
  • 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 Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : bdae88b205f8b54451825e9420440a03.jpg
  • Details : Eglise : classement par arrêté du 9 juillet 1909
  • Mérimée reference : PA00079189

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