maison forte.

Medieval stronghold in stone, other coated rubble buildings. Buildings covered in tile hollow hipped or long sections, except the entrance pavilion and Chapel covered in flat tile in Pavilion, and the corner tower covered in flat tile with a conical roof. Stronghold of the 14th or the beginning of the 15th century, rectangular, 4 levels, located on a platform surrounded by berms and ditches. The field of Chanda purchased at Roger de Benque by Jean de la Devèze in 1534, according a count of 1729. The strong House is renovated in the 2nd half of the 16th century, Pierre de la Devèze, and especially for his son, Dominique de la Devèze, gentleman serving the Queen of Navarre (1582), Councillor and Treasurer of the Kingdom of Navarre (1590)
* He founded the chapel Saint-Antoine de Charrin, according to noble of Guienne
* the coat of arms of the Devèze appeared on a window, according to Samazeuilh
* maison-forte is breakthrough new openings, and expanded to a body building to the North providing access to the logis
* the House is surrounded by a wall protecting the dependencies, with round angle towers to the West (the South-West Tower on the cadastre of 1808 was demolished before 1842), entrance pavilion, Chapel in a pavilion to the Southeast
* the House would have been lowered. Dated fountain 1717, feeding a pool. In the 19th century, the building received new openings, the Court was converted into a terrace, and dependencies have been reconstructed (partly destroyed recently).

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

strong House.

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

strong House., Patrimoine classé ou inscrit dit 'maison forte.' à moncrabeau (lot et garonne 47600). moncrabeau, lot et garonne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 74001
  • item : maison forte.
  • Location of the building :
    • Aquitaine
    • Lot-et-Garonne
    • Moncrabeau
  • Place name : Charrin
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 47174
  • Zip code of the municipality : 47600
  • Order in the communal list : 20
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 3 names :
    • stronghold
    • strong
    • home
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 6 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 14th century
    • 16th century
    • Second half 16th century
    • 18th century
    • 1st quarter 18th century
    • 19th century
  • Year : 1717
  • Investigation : 1994
  • Date taken into account : 1999/07/15

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 6 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • average unit
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 7 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • pavilion roof
    • sprocket cover
    • conical roof
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • hollow tile
    • flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3-storey square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 2 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • arms
    • architectural ornament
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

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 : 8 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • court
    • fountain
    • agricultural portions
    • chapel
    • moat
    • pool
    • by
    • share
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 3 various other information are available
    • subject type fluted pilasters
    • subject type fertilization arms
    • subject type support: entrance pavilion. private property
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Beschi Alain
    • Meyer Delphine
    • Mousset Hélène
  • Mérimée reference : IA47000723

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