Parish Church St. Martin, French Heritage monument to Harfleur

In 1035, Robert II renders the Church at the Abbey of Montivilliers. An altar, a stone bench and a wall belonging to the Church, are discovered in 1861. In 1370, Jean Loiselet founded a chapel Notre-Dame de Metellet. The current church was built at the end of the 15th century (gate and Tower) and at the beginning of the 16th century (chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitié founded in 1514 by Isabelle Guillard). In 1477, Guillaume Lefrancq is master Mason of the Church. The Western Portal is built in 1630 by Jean Mason master Lebosqué in le Havre, with the coat of arms of the city and the Abbey of Montivilliers. On the plan of 1754 is expansion of the Church with choir ambulatory and radiating chapels unrealized. In 1800, a. Merchant, engineer of bridges and pavement, finds the very poor condition of the southern nave of Saint-Martin and proposes the deletion by instituting a wall instead of the row of pillars. In 1801, the crossroads of the bottom of the Church under the Bell Tower is transformed into Portal. In 1801, the Pierre Rillet Mason on a quote by a. Marchand destroyed the nave of Saint-Martin but establishes a row of side chapels to 2. 27 m of the pillars. Covers the other naves and roofs are repaired, as well as glazing 3 crossed to the North. In 1818, cure Leborgne began to transform the Northern lateral Chapel gate but should restore. The tip of the Bell Tower was rebuilt in 1818 and then by Prosper Torlost Mason in 1834. An interesting acoustic device with two tables of stone is then destroyed. In 1844, the top of the Spire is yet repaired as well as the belfry on specifications of the architect Brunet-Debaines. In 1859, the Abbot godmother offers a canopy for the 17th century the chapel facing the North nave Bay. In 1862, Drouin, glassmaker in Rouen runs canopies for the chapels of the Holy Sacrament and Notre-Dame-de-Pitié. In 1880, the sacristy was built. A number of stained-glass windows of the Church were blown out in 1915, when the explosion of explosive factory including the godmother canopy which is replaced by the canopy of the Drouin Virgin. In 1943, a bomb exploding near the Church damaged canopies. It dismounts the others who are still in cash. The warping of the media is growing, and in 1944, the Bell Tower is half collapsed in the battles of the Liberation. Restoration work continued until 1964, but the Church is in very poor condition. In 1978, the pulpit to preach from the chapel of the general hospital in le Havre rebounded against the wall is. In 1996, a fragment of the 15th century portal is found under that of 1630

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Parish Church St. Martin
Crédit photo : (Parish Church St. Martin, harfleur)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Parish Church St. Martin, In 1035, Robert II renders the Church at the Abbey of Montivilliers. An altar, a stone bench and a wall belonging to the Church, are discovered in 1861. In (...) Parish Church St. Martin, French Heritage monument to Harfleur harfleur, seine maritime

Location and general information

  • identifier : 123537
  • item : Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Martin
  • Location of the building :
    • Haute-Normandie
    • Seine-Maritime
    • Harfleur
  • Address : rue des Cent Quatre
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 76341
  • Zip code of the municipality : 76700
  • Order in the communal list : 12
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • church
    • parish church
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : disrepair

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Years :
    • 1630
    • 1803
  • Investigation : 1992
  • Date of protection : 1840 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1997/09/12

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 3 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • pinion discovered
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • limestone cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'ribbed vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3 vessels
  • Stairs : 4 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • masonry
    • spiral staircase without a day
    • stairs in work-
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • 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 :
    • 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 : public property
  • Author of the survey MH : Etienne Claire
  • Mérimée reference : IA76000040

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Haute-Normandie - Service chargé de l'inventaire2, rue Maladrerie 76000 Rouen -

Men involved in this construction

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Description of this building by Jacques Braquehais :

Eglise Saint Martin 16eme siecle

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