Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, French Heritage monument to Gueprei

Diocese Sees
* church built in 1620
* sold and destroyed in 1849 (statue of St. John the Baptist in the Church of Tournai-sur-Dive)
* reported in 1701 in poor condition: large holes in the gable between nave and choir, coverage of the nave to repair
* described in 1850: 21, 30 meters long and 8 wide, nave 3 spans, narrower than the nave choir, Bell Tower on west gable

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Diocese Sees; church built in 1620; sold and destroyed in 1849 (statue of St. John the Baptist in the Church of Tournai-sur-Dive); reported in 1701 in poor (...) Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, French Heritage monument to Gueprei gueprei, orne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 100490
  • item : Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • Location of the building :
    • Basse-Normandie
    • Guêprei
  • Place name : la Poterie de Vignats
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 61197
  • Zip code of the municipality : 61160
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • church
    • parish church
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : destroyed

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 1st quarter 17th century
  • Year : 1620
  • Investigation : 1986
  • Date taken into account : 1987 AVANT

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 2 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • 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 :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

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 :
    • a constituent part in this construction : cemetery
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • No additional information available in our database.
  • Mérimée reference : IA00001355

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Basse-Normandie - Direction de l'inventaire général du patrimoine culturel13 bis, rue Saint-Ouen 14052 Caen Cedex 04 -

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