(Former) Priory, French Heritage monument to Meillerie

The site of the parish church of Meillerie was founded in the middle ages a Priory of canons regular of St. Augustine, dependent on the great St. Bernard hospice. The Priory maintained its spiritual and temporal control until its suppression in 1752. The buildings then consisted of a castle and a defensive Tower isolated serving of prison. In 1803, the old Priory is retrieved as a church and rectory. A nave was built, connecting the former chapel and the primitive belfry. The stained-glass Windows have been broken in 1822 by a storm, the oculus and two twin bays of the bedside are walled. New stained glass, due to Jean - Augustin Bessac, arisen in 1877. The roof was rebuilt in 1895. The 13th century remain the choir of the Chapel and Bell Tower.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

(Former) Priory
Crédit photo : ((Former) Priory, meillerie)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

(Former) Priory, The site of the parish church of Meillerie was founded in the middle ages a Priory of canons regular of St. Augustine, dependent on the great St. Bernard (...) (Former) Priory, French Heritage monument to Meillerie meillerie, haute savoie

Location and general information

  • identifier : 120748
  • item : Prieuré (ancien)
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Savoie
    • Meillerie
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 74175
  • Zip code of the municipality : 74500
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : priory
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 13th century
  • Date of protection : 1990/07/17 : inscrit MH partiellement

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 'stained glass'
  • 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) :5 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • turn
    • steeple
    • choir
    • church
    • BELL
  • 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 :
    • No additional information available in our database.
  • Mérimée reference : PA00118468

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Prieuré (ancien), meillerie

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