Chapelle Saint-Nicolas, French Heritage monument to Vitre

The St. Nicholas chapel was the chapel of Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Yves hospitals established at this location since the 13th century. The transfer of the hospital to a new site in 1986, the chapel became Museum. The current building was built in two campaigns: the first date of the middle of the 15th century (Western front, apart from the Bay with a network of the 19th century), the second campaign of the limit of the 15th century, 16th century (South side door). The Ahmed of Robert de Grasménil, Canon of glass and hospital administrator is engraved the following inscription: CY GIST MESTRE ROBERT GRASMÉNIL in his time CHAPLAIN (d) (E) Tribunal and CHANOISNE MADELEINE which A fact REDIFFIER CESTE Church the twenty and UNG (nth) OJ (UR) of July MILVC (500). PRAY God PO (UR) LUY.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Chapelle Saint-Nicolas
(Chapelle Saint-Nicolas, vitre)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Chapelle Saint-Nicolas, The St. Nicholas chapel was the chapel of Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Yves hospitals established at this location since the 13th century. The transfer of the (...) Chapelle Saint-Nicolas, French Heritage monument to Vitre vitre, ille et vilaine

Location and general information

  • identifier : 166926
  • item : Chapelle Saint-Nicolas
  • Location of the building :
    • Bretagne
    • Ille-et-Vilaine
    • Vitré
  • Address : rue du Rachapt
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 35360
  • Zip code of the municipality : 35500
  • Order in the communal list : 73
  • 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 : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 15th century
    • 15th century 16th century limit
    • mid 15th century
    • 16th century
  • Investigation : 1994
  • Date of protection : 1980 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1996/02/27

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • ashlar
    • combination device
    • stone
    • granite
    • schist
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • polygonal spire
    • pinion discovered
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'paneling of coverage'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 2 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • steps in implementing
  • Decoration of the building : 3 forms of decoration are present
    • stained glass
    • sculpture
    • painting
  • Representation : 3 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • saint georges
    • saint christophe
    • saint thomas
  • Typology :
    • The only information on the typology 'flat bed'
  • 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.
  • Remarkable elements : enfeu
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : museum


  • Other :
    • other Information : public property
  • Picture : ceab13444ca1b1e31fe6671ad8653186.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Orain Véronique
  • Mérimée reference : IA00131061

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