St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan

The building consists of a single nave of four bays vaulted warheads, followed by a tripartite apse composed of an apse and two pentagonal apses, vaulted warheads. The Bell Tower on square plan is attached to the lateral wall of the nave for the western portion of the first span. The Western Portal ébrasé by six arching with moulded capitals is now walled up. The current entry is protected by a porch. The shallow apse is characterized by the multiplication of sections of walls of the apse and the apsidal chapels. It is perforated by narrow Windows, single lancets broken or semicircular. The branches of warheads fall on bases carved heads supported by sections of balusters. The carved modillions of small buds are inserted into the lateral wall of the nave above the foothills. In 1115, the Bishop of Béziers gave the Church St. Lawrence and its dependencies to the Priory of Cassan. The Church was rebuilt around the middle of the 13th century, beginning with the apse. A net stop work is visible after the construction of the last Bay of the nave. The recovery probably occurred at the end of the 13th or early 14th century. This building, decorated with a refined monumental sculpture is representative of the evolution of sculpture in the 2nd half of the 13th century and the first half of the 14th century. In 1759 - 1762, the western gate was walled and a new entrance was opened in the south wall. The sacristy was built in 1786. The two chapels of the third Bay of the nave were built in 1868, the South was built on the site of the sacristy.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

St. Lawrence parish church
Crédit photo : (St. Lawrence parish church, roujan)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

St. Lawrence parish church, The building consists of a single nave of four bays vaulted warheads, followed by a tripartite apse composed of an apse and two pentagonal apses, vaulted (...) St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan roujan, herault

Location and general information

  • identifier : 52865
  • item : église paroissiale Saint-Laurent
  • Location of the building :
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Hérault
    • Roujan
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 34237
  • Zip code of the municipality : 34320
  • Order in the communal list : 4
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • church
    • parish church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 13th century
    • 13th century 14th century limit
    • mid 13th century
    • 14th century
  • Investigation : 1999
  • Date of protection : 1954/04/14 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2002/10/04

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • average unit
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • rump
    • polygonal hipped
    • saddleback roof
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is hollow tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'ribbed vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 3 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • spiral staircase without a day
    • staircase off-work
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 2 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • ornamental plant
    • featured ornament
  • Typology :
    • The only information on the typology 'church with a single nave and apse tripartite'
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : édifice de petite dimension remarquable par la qualité de la sculpture monumentale
  • 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 : 3 various other information are available
    • the caps of the apse carved heads
    • the apses and the nave are the work of a quality workshop influenced by 'French' workshops. This setting can be found outside the building
    • on the lateral wall of the nave. property of the municipality
  • Author of the survey MH : Béa Adeline
  • Mérimée reference : IA34000654

The complete official record is available at service régional de l'inventaire Languedoc-RoussillonB.P. 2051 - 5, rue de la Salle l'Evêque 34026 Montpellier - 04.67.02.32.00

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église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent ( Gargouille )

St. Lawrence parish church, French Heritage monument to Roujan. Picture of pierre bastien
église paroissiale Saint-Laurent, roujan
Description of this building by pierre bastien :

église St Laurent ( Gargouille )


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