Former Seminary, French Heritage monument to Amiens

The former major Diocesan Seminary, very homogeneous monumental stone, was built between 1736 and 1741 (central body and wings on Court), 1758 (extension of the North Wing to the street), 1779 (extension of the South Wing to the street), 1827-1828 (extension of the wings on the garden by the departmental architect Cheussey). This architecture with an elegant sobriety is also decorated with carved Louis XVI décor concentrated at the level of the stem and beautiful 18th ironwork railings. The Chapel is equipped with a Neo-louis XVI decor created between 1877 and 1882. The buildings, which shelter Grand seminar between 1741 and 1906, are occupied by the army since 1909.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Former Seminary

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Former Seminary, The former major Diocesan Seminary, very homogeneous monumental stone, was built between 1736 and 1741 (central body and wings on Court), 1758 (extension of (...) Former Seminary, French Heritage monument to Amiens amiens, somme

Location and general information

  • identifier : 131582
  • item : Ancien grand séminaire
  • Location of the building :
    • Somme
    • Amiens
  • Address : 54 rue Jules-Barni
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 80021
  • Zip code of the municipality : 80000
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : seminar
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 18th century
    • 19th century
  • Years :
    • 1736
    • 1758
    • 1827
    • 1877
  • Date of protection : 1993/12/07 : inscrit MH partiellement
  • Date taken into account : 1995/07/12

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) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • chapel
    • enclosure
  • 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 company owned 1992 1993
  • Detail :
    • Façades et toitures de l' ensemble des bâtiments des 18e et 19e siècles
    • mur de clôture
    • escalier d' honneur 18e siècle avec sa rampe en fer forgé
    • décors intérieurs 19e siècle de la chapelle (cad. DY 60) : inscription par arrêté du 7 décembre 1993
  • Mérimée reference : PA00125667

Men involved in this construction

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