Penitents Chapel, French Heritage monument to Eygliers

Located near the parish church, the chapel of the penitents is a building of rectangular plan, a nave covered a full-handlebar cradle, ended in an apse projecting hemicirculaire. The timbers fall on pilasters. The nave is illuminated in the East by two Windows. In the west wall, two Windows and a narrow door lintel is based on two bearings are sealed. The door of entry, South façade, is accessible by three marble steps of which the last one appears to be a stone in re-use (altar stone?). The lintel in pink marble is based on curved pads. It is surmounted by a tympanum hemicirculaire. A chamfered oculus is placed above the portal. Inside, Brown, red and black paint traces are visible in the lower parts of the walls. The chapel dated and not documented may date from the late 16th or early 17th century.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Penitents Chapel

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Penitents Chapel, Located near the parish church, the chapel of the penitents is a building of rectangular plan, a nave covered a full-handlebar cradle, ended in an apse (...) Penitents Chapel, French Heritage monument to Eygliers 7 eygliers, hautes alpes

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4917
  • item : chapelle de pénitents
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
    • Eygliers
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 5052
  • Zip code of the municipality : 05600
  • Order in the communal list : 7
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 16th century
    • 16th century 17th century limit
    • 17th century
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date taken into account : 2002/12/23

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 6 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • ashlar
    • pebble
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • sprocket cover
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is corrugated
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'barrel vault semicircular'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building : 2 forms of decoration are present
    • sculpture
    • painting
  • Representation : 3 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • star
    • finial
    • triangle
  • Typology :
    • The only information on the typology 'semicircular apse'
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

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 : region provence-alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Author of the survey MH : Pelletier Olivia
  • Mérimée reference : IA05000926

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