Church St. Martin to Bussy-Albieux

Bussy-Albieux depended of the diocese of Lyon, the Archpriest of Pommiers, parlement of Paris from the stewardship of Lyon and of the election of Roanne.

Today, Bussy is a pretty appearance, built on a rugged terrain, roadside departmental No. 6, from Roanne to le Puy; its houses are well built and have an air of cleanliness and comfort not found in all villages. Its inhabitants are gentle and sociable, but apathetic; with a little more work, they would of the soil, which is highly-fertile, much more abundant revenues. Women deal with embroidery.

The Church, dedicated to saint Martin, is unremarkable; restored at various times, she has lost all traces of its primitive character who we nevertheless appeared to be novel; the little decorated interior is clean and well maintained.

In the cemetery, there is a large Chapel building is old, because its bell tower is of Byzantine style. His set is very pretty; the Interior is capped and well kept; they celebrate yet more Holy offices. Near the village and on the banks of the small river of money, is a beautiful property belonging to Mr. Durand; It occupies, we were told, the site of the old Castle.

Source: The France by cantons and communes. The Loire department Tome 1 1856

Official description

The Church is occidentee. It has a nave and two aisles of six bays, vaulted warheads based on cruciform piers. They are extended to the West by a pentagonal choir and two chapels to flat and on the East by a Bell Tower on the front with a forum which is based on a span of entry with a drum. The walls have an exterior cladding stones of medium unit in granite; the frame of apertures and corners of the bell tower are limestone. Inside, the ribs and frames are brick, all are unified by a false Grey painted unit with horizontal lines of red color. The soil is checkered cement and stoneware tiles in the choir and the apsidal chapels. The nave is covered with a roof with two pitches, a lean-to aisles and the choir of a roof to polygonal rump in flat tiles with tiles in Brown glaze drawing lozenges and a cross in the axis of the apse. The Bell Tower is topped with a slate Spire. It is pierced on each side of two twin bays, and goes from the square to the Octagon plan. The tribune and the House of the bells are served by an internal spiral staircase.

The Church is mentioned for the first time in 1046. Repeatedly redesigned, the primitive edifice was demolished to build on its site a larger church in the Gothic style of the 13th century. Under the leadership of Abbot David, work began in 1879, according to the plans of the architect roannais Michaud performed by the contractor Besse also roannais. The new church was blessed on August 3, 1880, as reminds the inscription engraved on the South stack of the right Bay of the choir. The Church has been restored in the middle of the 20th century: the date of 1951 and Mr. Palais name are engraved on the pillar in front of the first entry. The retaining wall which closes the Piazzetta before the Church was built in 1890, to create a public space away from the provincial road n ° 6 passing at the foot of the building.

Source: Ministry of culture.

Parish Church St. Martin
Crédit photo : (Parish Church St. Martin, bussy albieux)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Parish Church St. Martin, The Church, dedicated to saint Martin, is unremarkable; restored at various times, she has lost all traces of its primitive character who we nevertheless appeared to be novel; the little decorated interior is clean and well maintained. bussy albieux, loire

Location and general information

  • identifier : 69259
  • item : Eglise paroissiale Saint-Martin
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Loire
    • Bussy-Albieux
  • Place name : le Bourg
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 42030
  • Zip code of the municipality : 42260
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • 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 : 1879
  • Investigation : 2001
  • Date taken into account : 2004/12/10

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 6 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • brick
    • average unit
    • ashlar
    • stone
    • granite
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • rump
    • polygonal hipped
    • gable roof
    • shed
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 3 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • flat tile
    • flat tile leaded
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'ribbed vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 2 vessels
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • masonry
    • staircase
    • spiral staircase in masonry
  • Decoration of the building : 3 forms of decoration are present
    • stained glass
    • sculpture
    • painting
  • Representation : 2 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • woman's head
    • king
  • 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 : 5 various other information are available
    • Rhône-alpes region
    • the portal presents a double vaulted paired in rolls based on thin columns with capitals in butts
    • except for the outer roller which is supported by two human heads
    • a King and a veiled woman
    • carved in semi round. two cast iron statues placed in the corners of the facade in complex represent saint Peter and saint paul. property of the municipality of cultural heritage
  • Involved in the work : David Jean-Marie (commanditaire)
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Guibaud Caroline
    • Delmotte Emilie
  • Mérimée reference : IA42000660

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Rhône-Alpes - Service chargé de l'inventaire6, Quai Saint-Vincent - 69001 Lyon -

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