Former convent of Augustins, French Heritage monument to Mortemart

The convent of the Augustinian housed a community of canons, which was founded in the 14th century by Cardinal Gawain de Mortemart. The main activity of the community was the education of young people. From a medieval cloister, which survives only a few rare vestiges, the canons have rebuilt at the end of the 18th century building of the South Wing. This building is attributed to the architect Brousseau. It was impounded in the Revolution and was assigned the Sénatorerie of Limoges as the nearby Carmelite Convent in 1805. The estate was bought by an individual in 1823. The convent consists of a long body of rectangular housing with rear-plan, a half-turn in the flat wall. The south facade is the most interesting with its decor - very simple - and the symmetry of his order. It presents the centre a flat stem topped with a triangular pediment. It is punctuated by the bays of Windows on two levels.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Former convent of Augustins
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Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Former convent of Augustins, The convent of the Augustinian housed a community of canons, which was founded in the 14th century by Cardinal Gawain de Mortemart. The main activity of the (...) Former convent of Augustins, French Heritage monument to Mortemart mortemart, haute vienne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 142781
  • item : Ancien couvent des Augustins
  • Location of the building :
    • Limousin
    • Haute-Vienne
    • Mortemart
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 87101
  • Zip code of the municipality : 87330
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : convent
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 18th century
  • Date of protection : 1987/04/15 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/09/15

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) :4 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • elevation
    • roofing
    • convent building
    • building
  • 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 : property of a private person 1992
  • Details : Les façades et les toitures du bâtiment du 18s (cad. A 378) : inscription par arrêté du 15 avril 1987
  • Mérimée reference : PA00100396

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Ancien couvent des Augustins, mortemart
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Ancien couvent des Augustins, mortemart

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