Convent of augustins, currently City Hall, French Heritage monument to Le blanc

the White, Oblincum, City, in Berry, Diocese of Bourges, Parliament of Paris, Intendance of Bourges, Sits of an Election, has 4200 inhabitants.

This City is situee on the Hollow one, with the borders of Poitou; it is made up of four the Community, which, though separate for the impositions, form however only one City. These four Communities make the City, which is Siege of the Receipt & a Constabulary, with a Salt deposit. The Castle of Naillac, which is an old stronghold, which has gives the name to the first Lords of White in Berry; S. Ciran & S. Estienne locate at the left of Hollow, and S. Genitour with the right-hand side of the Hollow one. The Election of White has much wood, forging mills, & an excessive quantity of ponds: the River of Hollow is useful has to carry wood to the Wearing of Piles, one throws it there has lost wood. One collects passable wine around the town of White: part of the Election of White is in Berry. The City is spring of Presidial of Poitiers. The Castle of Naillac is in the Upper town: in the low one, are the Prioress of S. Genitour & a Convent of Augustins: Chatellenie de Blanc raised of Baronnie of Chateauroux, the Seigniory & Chatellenie de Naillac & of White left the House of Naillac about the year 1429 and since were partagees in various considerable Maisons.

Source: Universal dictionary of old and modern France by Saugrain Claude-Sailor, Of the Winch 1726.

Convent of augustins, currently City Hall
Crédit photo : (Convent of augustins, currently City Hall, le blanc)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Convent of augustins, currently City Hall, The buildings are limestone rubble coated, except for the façade of the town hall which is stone; the old church is covered with a long pans, covered west (...) Convent of augustins, currently City Hall, French Heritage monument to Le blanc le blanc, indre

Location and general information

  • identifier : 62879
  • item : couvent d'augustins, actuellement mairie
  • Location of the building :
    • Indre
    • Le Blanc
  • Address : place de la Libération
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 36018
  • Zip code of the municipality : 36300
  • Order in the communal list : 16
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : convent
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Year : 1669
  • Investigation : 1991
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1932/06/28 : inscrit MH
    • 1986/01/01 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2003/11/26

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 7 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • sprocket cover
    • shed
    • pinion discovered
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs : 3 modes of coverage are listed
    • ribbed vault
    • paneling of coverage
    • barrel vault-handle-to-cart
  • Floors : 3 type of floors in this manual :
    • basement
    • 1 floor square
    • 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • in frame
    • stairs in work-
    • staircase
    • staircase to return
  • Decoration of the building : 2 forms of decoration are present
    • sculpture
    • painting
  • Representation : 2 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • Christ symbol
    • symbol of religious
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan : 2 types of plan in this building
    • elongated plane
    • regular rectangular

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 : 2 various other information are available
    • IHS and emblem of the Augustinians (c? ur inflamed and arrow) painted on the chimney of the old refectory
    • the Augustinian emblem carved in the vault of the chapel of the fonts property public key
  • Author of the survey MH : Réau Marie-Thérèse
  • Mérimée reference : IA36000119

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional du Centre - Service chargé de l'inventaire6, rue de la Manufacture 45000 Orléans -

Men involved in this construction

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Description of this building by JOJO 4/9 :

L'hôtel de ville du BLANC (Indre).

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