Church, French Heritage monument to Orrouy

The village is proud of its antiquity, revelee by a high menhir of 4 bills of quantities, that the peasants call Marie-Colette; it shows with pride also its pretty Saint-Remi church, with the gate surmounts by a high square tower of two stages and glaze of a roof has batiere.

The four Romance openings of the first stage were stopped; those of the upper floor recall by their provision the windows of Saint-Vaast of Longmont, but their pleasant ordinance is gatee by the thin ones and disgracieux zinc louver. The interior has three naves and east finishes by a Flat-bottomed chorus one one can admire without restriction five beautiful canopies rebirth.

That of the central window, representative various scenes of Passion, is particularly remarkable, as much by the beauty of its colour that by the deeply poetic feeling whose its various compositions are impressed.

  • Titrate: Stages of a tourist in France.
  • Author: Martin, Alexis (1834-19.)
  • Editor: A. Hennuyer (Paris)
  • Go back to edition: 1893-1894

The church and its incomes were subjected to the abbey of Saint-Crepin-the-Large of Soissons, when the Norman ones penetrerent in the valley of Autumn. The Benedictines placerent themselves incontinent under the protection of the counts de Crepy which, the danger passes, are emparerent of all the field, under pretext of make discharge the right of sauvement. In 995, Gaultier-the-White, whose brother was bishop of Beauvais, returned the fields invaded. Those of Orrouy and Eluats are expressly indicate in the act of restitution.

A local, sizeable version to the legendary point of view, reports that the church of Orrouy (perhaps Oratorium or gathered the faithful clans the first times of Christianity), was placee above the village. As this church threatened ruin, one wanted to withdraw the holy things from them, but it was impossible to remove a statue of virgin who was made suddenly so heavy that no man power could move it. However one of the feathers composing the crown of the statue was detachee; suspended a long time in the airs by the wind which had it enlevee, it had finally come to fall down dimension of the valley, on a point then uninhabited. It was manifest for all that the will express of holy was that this place was selected to raise a new church there.

No one did not have thus guard to be opposed has this will, although the place indicates was a ground abrupt (This building is dark and partly buries, because one descends seven steps to penetrate in the interior).

Hardly the resolution to obey holy it was taken that the statue losing its mysterious gravity could be transportee and placee then in the new building.

The church of Orrouy, dediee has holy Remy and has holy Charles Borromee, has many stained glasses of which some carry the date of 1542.
One of the bells, carrying the year of 1593, comes from Champlieu.

  • Titrate: Compiegne and its surroundings
  • Author: Ewig, Leon
  • Editor: J. Dubois wire (Compiegne)
  • Go back to edition: 1860

(Church, orrouy)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Church, « Church » is a construction of the city of Orrouy (France, Oise). Church, French Heritage monument to Orrouy orrouy, oise

Location and general information

  • identifier : 99591
  • item : Eglise
  • Location of the building :
    • Oise
    • Orrouy
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 60481
  • Zip code of the municipality : 60129
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 12th century
    • 16th century
  • Date of protection : 1920/08/05 : 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 :
    • 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

  • 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 :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : 1ff282b9506cdc3c394dca07576512d5.jpg
  • Details : Eglise : classement par arrêté du 5 août 1920
  • Mérimée reference : PA00114796

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