Charlieu Abbey

The small town of Charlieu possessed a Benedictine Abbey, founded in the 9th century, a few years before that of Cluny, Boson, King of Burgundy, and Ralbert, Bishop of Valence, brother. Saint-Guillaume, born of the House of the Dukes of Aquitaine, was Abbot; but in the 10th century, when the Abbey of Cluny became head of the Benedictine order, that of Charlieu was no longer only a Priory under his obedience and under the title of Saint-Fortuné. He was held there two Councils.

The Church, built by the monks, was tall and well built; the very-high steeple was struck by lightning, may 8, 1638. The portal which still survives, and whose style indicates the 12th century, was adorned with figures that it has maimed in 1793.

While the English occupied the France, they kidnapped the Bell Tower Bell of 6 feet in diameter, they left on the edge of la Loire has Orléans, and who was then placed in the Cathedral of that city.

It believes that-Boson, founder of the Abbey, had his tomb in the Church, and is cited in support of this opinion, a fragment of stone found in the wall of the gate which separated the Court of the Abbey, of the city, and on which we read the word Boson surrounded by a few ornaments.

The choeur of the Church contained on the side of the Gospel a stone mausoleum to inscriptions in Gothic characters, whose revolutionary destruction so dispersed the debris, could not get any information on the remains it contained.

Another tomb was discovered some years ago in one of the chapels of the same church were demolished. This monument, marble white, formed from a single block of 97 centimeters in height, 65 centimeters of width in the work, and 1 meter 75 centimeters in length, contained ashes and bones; its richness proves that he was devoted to some distinguished character. On one of its faces reads:

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Source: Statistical test on the Loire by Joseph Duplessy Department.

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Description

Barrel of ancient churches: life quarter 11th century, 12th century; Tour of the prison: 12th century. The Tower of the Gendarmerie comes from the strengthening of the fortifications of the monastery at the end of the 15th century. It is a high-rise residential building occupied until 1790 by the chaplaincy. Sold as a national asset, the tower and adjoining buildings are abandoned then picked up by the gendarmerie during the Second Empire. In 1920, the building adjacent to the tower is destroyed to allow the building of the monument to the dead. The Tower has a diameter of 6 metres to 20 metres in height. An interior staircase serves the three floors. The first floor contains a monumental fireplace and traces of painted wall decoration. The property of the Abbey (formerly owned by the State, Ministry of culture) was transferred to the Department on January 1, 2009.

Charlieu Abbey
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Structural information

Charlieu Abbey, The small town of Charlieu possessed a Benedictine Abbey, founded in the 9th century, a few years before that of Cluny, Boson, King of Burgundy, and Ralbert, Bishop of Valence, brother. Saint-Guillaume, born of the House of the Dukes of Aquitaine, was Abbot; but in the 10th century, when the Abbey of Cluny became head of the Benedictine order, that of Charlieu was no longer only a Priory under his obedience and under the title of Saint-Fortuné. charlieu, loire

Location and general information

  • identifier : 166152
  • item : Abbaye de Charlieu
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Charlieu
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 42052
  • Zip code of the municipality : 42190
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : abbey
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 5 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 11th century
    • 12th century
    • 15th century
    • 16th century
    • First half 16th century
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1846 : classé MH
    • 1862 : classé MH
    • 1885/06/11 : classé MH
    • 1889 : classé MH
    • 1928/03/14 : classé MH
    • 2004/09/02 : classé MH
    • 2004/10/18 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/12/03

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 :
    • The decor consists of '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 : Restes de l'abbaye, donjon et ancienne maison abbatiale, aujourd'hui presbytère : 18 04 1914 (J.O.). Inscription 23 06 2003 (tour de la Gendarmerie) (arrêté) annulée.
  • 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 : This building has been used in different ways over time. We know 2 successive uses. :
    • armand museum charnay
    • rectory

Other

  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • property of the Department
    • owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Details : Les fresques : classement par liste de 1846 - L' abbaye : classement par liste de 1862 - La tour de la prison (tour Philippe-Auguste) : classement par arrêté du 11 juin 1885 - L' ancienne maison abbatiale, aujourd' hui presbytère : classement par liste de 1889 - Les substructions des anciennes églises Saint-Fortunat, situées sur un terrain de l' abbaye : classement par arrêté du 14 mars 1928 - La tour dite "de la Gendarmerie" (partie de l'ancienne abbaye) (cad. AR 20) : classement par arrêté du 2 septembre 2004, modifié par arrêté du 18 octobre 2004
  • Mérimée reference : PA00117448

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Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu
Charlieu Abbey. Picture of pierre bastien
Abbaye de Charlieu, charlieu

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