St. Peter Parish Church, French Heritage monument to Pouligny st pierre

Church built in the second half of the 12th century. Tower-porch, in front of the nave, not foreseen in the initial programme was certainly built in the 1st quarter of the 13th century. The Church consists of a nave of three bays and a choir of two spans, corresponds to the nave of the current church. The construction of the choir, in the extension of the former, could intervene to 1500, to the point where for the Lord of Tessonnières, was the chapel of Sainte-Marguerite, tucked away in the Northern lateral wall of the building. From 1868, the departmental architect Alfred Dauvergne built the two spans of the chapel of the Virgin, East of the Sainte-Marguerite Chapel. The major interest of this rural church lies in its carved and painted decoration. The eight columns engaged of the Romanesque nave have capitals decorated with crossed ribbons or sheets of water from which can emerge human heads. Vault of warheads of the Sainte-Marguerite Chapel, to eight radiant quarters, rests on sculpted and painted bases representatives of human heads, contemporaries of the pictorial decoration realized tempera in the last quarter of the 15th century. An Annunciation and foot figures of Apostles, grouped by two, occupy the eight vaulting. Used colors are yellow ochre, reddish-brown, a darker tone for the fake seals and blue for the background of the figures.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

St. Peter Parish Church
(St. Peter Parish Church, pouligny st pierre)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 63208
  • item : Eglise paroissiale Saint-Pierre
  • Location of the building :
    • Indre
    • Pouligny-Saint-Pierre
  • Place name : le Bourg
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 36165
  • Zip code of the municipality : 36300
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • 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 : 9 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 12th century
    • Second half 12th century
    • 13th century
    • 1st quarter 13th century
    • 15th century
    • 15th century 16th century limit
    • 16th century
    • 19th century
    • Second half 19th century
  • Year : 1868
  • Investigation : 1992
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1908/12/05 : classé MH
    • 1998/04/14 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/09/14

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building : 2 forms of decoration are present
    • sculpture
    • painting
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Parois décorées de peintures murales : 18 04 1914 (J.O.) .
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • This element of the building is the subject of protection : interior
  • 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 :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : ac7984675459a80ae83a5273e09b7c70.jpg
  • Details : Voûtes de la chapelle nord décorées de peintures murales : classement par arrêté du 5 décembre 1908 - Eglise, à l'exception des parties classées (cad. F 978) : inscription par arrêté du 14 avril 1998
  • Mérimée reference : PA00097433

Men involved in this construction

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

St. Peter Parish Church, French Heritage monument to Pouligny st pierre. Picture of JOJO 4/9
Eglise paroissiale Saint-Pierre, pouligny st pierre
JOJO 4/9 says of the history of this building :

L'église paroissiale St-Pierre à POULIGNY-ST-PIERRE (Indre).

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