Parish Church Saint-Christophe, French Heritage monument to Chamagnieu

Limestone rubble walls. Facade in stone. Mechanical tiled long-framed roof. Polygonal arrow slate. Single nave arched edges. The current building replaced a now-destroyed building. Indeed, as early as 1836, the Bishop of la Tour-du-Pin wrote: the Church of Chamagnieux has long been in a sad state of deprivation [...], this old building [...] is so steeped in humidity that the priest who was without a doubt one of the strongest men of my diocese, is almost totally lost health. He proposed to build a new church at another location. In 1842, no decision was taken yet, being of the shared opinion of each City Council members want the reconstruction of the Church, other repair and expansion of the current church. January 27, 1843, the Council deliberated on a proposal of Mr. Calvet-Rogniat that her adoptive mother undertook to convey lands for the construction of a new Church, a cemetery, a home school and a common house and to contribute to the work of construction against the exchange of plots of land, changing the path to the new Church and the concession in perpetuity of the southern Chapel of the future Church. Hugues Quenin architect provides plans in May of the same year. City Council sought the expansion of the building width, architect justifies the selected dimensions, particularly in relation to the churches of Soleymieu and Vaulx-le-Milieu. The Church was inaugurated in 1844 (bears the date). As early as 1869 the building shows signs of weakness. Restoration work, which the estimate is prepared by the architect Luya, will be funded in part by the State, partly by the Earl of Jonage, then Mayor of the municipality. In 1899, the Saint-Christophe church underwent repairs by the contractor Armand Besson, under the direction of architect Huret: the frame is reconstructed with ancient materials, a tiled roof is raised, backs are made in masonry. Inside, the old tile is replaced by paving cement tile (Pont Saint-Esprit brand), a new ramp is attached to the staircase to the Gallery, the arrow is restored, coatings are redone. In 1926 the roof as the cover of the arrow are restored by Bonnard, Saint-Marcel-Bel-home entrepreneur.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Parish Church Saint-Christophe
Crédit photo : (Parish Church Saint-Christophe, chamagnieu)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 65221
  • item : église paroissiale Saint-Christophe
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
    • Chamagnieu
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 38067
  • Zip code of the municipality : 38460
  • Order in the communal list : 10
  • 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 :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Year : 1844
  • Investigation : 1995
  • Date taken into account : 2002/11/18

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 2 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • mechanical tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 3 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • in frame
    • staircase
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'painting'
  • Representation : 3 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • palmette
    • lily
    • drapery
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • 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 : 2 various other information are available
    • support type elevation is chapels side public property of cultural heritage
    • support type region Rhône-alpes
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Chalabi Maryannick
    • Pelletier Olivia
  • Mérimée reference : IA38000023

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