Chapel, French Heritage monument to Melrand

The St. Lawrence Chapel, before its partial demolition, presented a rectangular flat chevet with talutes foothills. The large window of the apse in arch is decorated with a tracery quatrefoils and trefoil patterns as the window remployée to the North. The West portal, with capitals on balusters, is reused in the rectory, on the gable is. The location of the St. Lawrence chapel on the outskirts of the village of Melrand, North-West of the parish church, is probably related to the existence of the source by the fountain of devotion. The building of the sanctuary is contemporaneous with that of the current church, in the first half of the 15th century. Kerveno warlords are perhaps the instigators as seems to indicate the Blazon to ten stars carved into the fountain. Lack of maintenance, the chapel was destroyed in 1962, only a portion of the chorus is kept to a public speaking, open to the West by a large arcade.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Chapel, The St. Lawrence Chapel, before its partial demolition, presented a rectangular flat chevet with talutes foothills. The large window of the apse in arch is (...) Chapel, French Heritage monument to Melrand melrand, morbihan

Location and general information

  • identifier : 90429
  • item : Chapelle
  • Location of the building :
    • Bretagne
    • Morbihan
    • Melrand
  • Address : rue Saint-Laurent
  • Place name : Bourg
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 56128
  • Zip code of the municipality : 56310
  • Order in the communal list : 10
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Year : 1962
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date taken into account : 2006/08/23

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • ashlar
    • stone
    • granite
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • sprocket cover
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • 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 'sculpture'
  • Representation :
    • the only ornament listed is 'quatrefoil'
  • Dimensions : 435 h ; 262 la ; 210 pr
  • 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 :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées : The investigation carried out on site has allowed to identify 2 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • fountain
    • fountain of devotion
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : the tracery of the bays to two or four Lancets are trimmed for reasons x and trefoil. public property
  • Involved in the work : Kerveno, seigneurs de (commanditaire)
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Tanguy Judith
    • Toscer Catherine
  • Mérimée reference : IA56000358

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