Church of the Melezet, French Heritage monument to Les orres

Melezet, village commune of Orres. Parish, voc. presentation. Set up by ordinance of April 24, 1847.

  • Locus de Melesin situs in ubaco versus castrum of Orreis, 1431 (Embr.).
  • Melezelum, XV E century (Peak. register of Orres).
  • Larch 1585 (ibid).

The ministry for the culture reports that we deal has a church of hamlet probably built to the XVIII E century and increased running of the XIX E century (addition of an apse, a span of nave and a sacristy in 1865).

In 1853, painting of the sundial by Zarbula.


Pirossin (the Louis-Fran?ois Abbot) was born in Embrun, on June 23, 1829. It made its traditional studies with the Small-Seminar of this city and its course of theology to the Large-Seminar of Gap. Ordered priest on June 10, 1854, it was successively cleaned of M?l?zet (1854-57), of St-Pierre-Have (1857-59), of Puy-St-Eus?be (1859-85), professor of sciences to the Small-Seminar of Spray (1885-86), cleaned of Rochebrune (1886-89). Its health deteriorating, it obtained its retirement then that it took in Embrun, and they is there that it died out on September 24, 1906, at the 77 years age.

Church of the Melezet
Crédit photo : (Church of the Melezet, les orres)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church of the Melezet, Hamlet Church probably built in the 18th century and enlarged in the 19th century (addition of an apse, a span of nave and sacristy in 1865). In 1853 painting (...) Church of the Melezet, French Heritage monument to Les orres 2 les orres, hautes alpes

Location and general information

  • identifier : 5429
  • item : Eglise du Mélezet
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
    • Les Orres
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 5098
  • Zip code of the municipality : 05200
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • 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.
    • 19th century
    • 3rd quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1853
  • Date of protection : 1997/01/13 : inscrit MH partiellement
  • Date taken into account : 1999/03/30

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 'painting'
  • 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) :2 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • sundial
    • ground
  • 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 : property of the municipality 1997
  • Details : Cadran solaire attribué à Zarbula situé sur la façade sud (cad. E 278) : inscription par arrêté du 13 janvier 1997
  • Mérimée reference : PA05000006

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