Ancien château

Example of architecture from the 15th century, the castle is surrounded by a moat and has an octagonal tower called tour Melusine, atop, terminated the square plan which it passes through Corbels. A second tower, circular plan adjoining to the main façade, contains the stairs leading to the floors. The two towers are all that remains of the original building. These two towers have been met, in the 17th century, by a likely building on the foundations of the old Castle. Rising near the entrance, an isolated Tower dates back to the 13th century.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Old Castle
(Old Castle, gratot)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Old Castle, Patrimoine classé ou inscrit dit 'Ancien château' à gratot (manche 50200). gratot, manche

Location and general information

  • identifier : 81128
  • item : Ancien château
  • Location of the building :
    • Basse-Normandie
    • Gratot
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 50219
  • Zip code of the municipality : 50200
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 13th century
    • 15th century
    • 17th century
  • Date of protection : 1970/08/04 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/11/22

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 :
    • No information about decoration.
  • 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 : Site archéologique : 50 219 1 AH.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :6 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • elevation
    • roofing
    • common
    • moat
    • postern
    • stave
  • 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 Information : property of a private person 1992
  • Picture : 9801c4e68649ce99b35717d0d84a3e1b.jpg
  • Detail :
    • Ruines
    • façades et toitures des communs avec la poterne d' entrée
    • douves (cad. A 734, 735, 736) : classement par arrêté du 4 août 1970
  • Mérimée reference : PA00110422

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Ancien château. Picture of michel
Ancien château, gratot
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Ancien château. Picture of michel
Ancien château, gratot
Ancien château. Picture of michel
Ancien château, gratot
Ancien château. Picture of michel
Ancien château, gratot

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