Unfinished Church in the architectural ensemble of the stronghold, French Heritage monument to Mont dauphin
The Middle Ages
With the hamlet of Saint-Guillaume, placed at the bottom of the escarpment on which the fortress of Mount-Dolphin is drawn up, is a vault dedicated to this saint, it dates from the flax from 15th or of the beginning of the 16th century, is built in well installed blocks of tuff and is bored of a door whose lintel is supported by diagrids. The windows are narrow and in semicircular arch. The vault in cradle and is well proportioned. It was formerly the seat of a hospital and a priory pertaining to the abbey of Oulx.
Mount-dolphin, which by royal concession carries the title of city though it does not count more than 355 inhabitants, did not exist before 1692. Vauban included/understood the strategic importance of the plate of Mount-Dolphin, inaccessible of three dimensioned, and built there a fort which is, appears it, a masterpiece. Defenses were increased by it on several occasions and until in these last years (Albert, Mount-Dolphin).
The parish church, dedicated to saint Louis, king de France, is incomplete, it was to have immense proportions, but the chorus alone was finished, and it is enough with the needs for the population.
Currently this church threatens ruin and will not delay has to be replaced by another ?dilice. The village is regularly built, two streets which are cut to right angle divide it into four small islands. The majority of the houses date from the 18th century.
- Titrate: Archaeological repertory of the department of Hautes-Alpes
- Author: Novel, Joseph (1840-1924)
- Editor: impr. main road (Paris)
- Go back to edition: 1888
(Unfinished Church in the architectural ensemble of the stronghold, mont dauphin)
Unfinished Church in the architectural ensemble of the stronghold, « Unfinished Church in the architectural ensemble of the stronghold » is a construction of the city of Mont dauphin (France, Hautes alpes). Unfinished Church in the architectural ensemble of the stronghold, French Heritage monument to Mont dauphin 1 mont dauphin, hautes alpes
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Eglise inachevée comprise dans l' ensemble architectural de la place-forte, mont dauphin
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