Chapel Notre-Dame de Centeilles, French Heritage monument to Siran

The Church consists of a single nave with three covered spans of a barrel vault broken on vault arches. The last Bay of the nave is lined with two side chapels vaulted warheads. The branches of the North Chapel warheads are sliced by the cavets. The lowest, pentagonal apse is vaulted warheads. The western façade is surmounted by a belfry. The door of the church opens on the second span of the nave and is protected by a porch in broken cradle. The openings of the building are narrow and short. The feature of this church is to be almost entirely covered with paintings. The Church 'b. Mariae de Sintillis' is attested from 1208. It was rebuilt at the extreme end of the 13th century or at the beginning of the 14th century. The Church was painted in fresco. The South side chapel of the last Bay of the nave was built at an unspecified date, probably in the 2nd half of the 14th century. The north side chapel was built in the 1st quarter of the 15th century North of the last Bay of the nave. The North Chapel is still the most of its decoration painted. This chapel was used for various functions including that of sheep. She was classed MH November 24, 1954.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Chapel Notre-Dame de Centeilles

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Chapel Notre-Dame de Centeilles, The Church consists of a single nave with three covered spans of a barrel vault broken on vault arches. The last Bay of the nave is lined with two side chapels (...) Chapel Notre-Dame de Centeilles, French Heritage monument to Siran siran, herault

Location and general information

  • identifier : 53244
  • item : chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles
  • Location of the building :
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Hérault
    • Siran
  • Place name : Centeilles
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 34302
  • Zip code of the municipality : 34210
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 5 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 13th century
    • 13th century 14th century limit
    • 14th century
    • 15th century
    • 1st quarter 15th century
  • Investigation : 1999
  • Date of protection : 1954/11/24 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 2002/10/04

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • average unit
    • sandstone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • polygonal hipped
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is sandstone cover
  • Other about the composition roofs : 2 modes of coverage are listed
    • ribbed vault
    • barrel vault
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'painting'
  • Representation : 8 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • ornamental plant
    • holy
    • geometric ornament
    • Christ
    • woman
    • saint michel
    • Annunciation
    • featured ornament
  • Typology : The typology consists of 2 elements
    • polygonal apse lower
    • nave
  • 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 : 3 various other information are available
    • the walls of this church were fully painted with geometric ornaments. the North wall of the second span was painted a Christological cycle
    • the crucifixion
    • Saint michel and the dragon. the resurrection of christ occupies the northern part of the North Chapel. Saint John and the Virgin
  • Author of the survey MH : Béa Adeline
  • Mérimée reference : IA34000670

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