Castle (old), French Heritage monument to Vendrennes

1474 Reception of the homage paid by Amauri d' Acigne, abbot of Grenetiere and bishop of Nantes. has Marguerite de Culant, rams of Belleville, Cosnac, the Cheze-the-Viscount and Vendrennes, because of the chalellenie of Vendrennes. (Abb. of Grenetiere. ) T. 9, p. 311.

Source: Tables of the Manuscripts of D. Fonteneau, preserves with the Library of Poitiers 1839.

In Clisson, on February 5, 1794, a whole group of inhabitants, old men, women and children, how much? one does not know which had taken refuge in the court of the castle, were massacres by the Blue ones and thrown in the close well: on this well, then packed, one planted a cedar, the Cedar of the Vendean ones. Recently, the tree having died, one has cure the old well and updated the bones of martyrs etc It is still, has Clisson, which, next on April 6, on the river bank, one would have dissolved, in a furnace improvises, a hundred and fifty women to obtain grease from it: ten barrels were dispatch has Nantes etc Montaigu also has its tragic well, in which were thrown, alive, on March 30, a hundred people etc One still shows, in the court of the castle of Wood-Tissandeau, in Ardeley, the stone on which the ladies of Hillerin, betrayed by their manager, were hachees has blows of sabre, just as with the Park-Soubise, Vendrennes has, the well around whose was cut the throat of more than two hundred unhappy peasants, women and children: the corpses were then burned on a heap of faggots and fire gained the castle itself which raised forever of its ruins etc

Source: Julien Rousseau page 157.

When one would lead them in another fortress

Mr Lemot in his historical note on Clisson, does not quote Essards with the number of the castles in which one transported the young Duke Jean V and his Richard brother; he only says: De Clisson one carried out them has Palluau; of one made them come has Chantoceaux; and, to make lose their traces, they were still transfer in the castles from Noailly, Thors, Midsummer's Day d' Angeli, Coudray, Salbart and of Bressuire, of or one finally brought back them to the castle of Clisson, in the keep of which they were narrowly contain. However Bouchet (Annals of Aquitaine) the fact of containing during some days in Essards; and the tradition reports that they came from the castle of Vendrennes or they also had been led and held. Vendrennes is not which has approximately two miles of Essards; and we think that these two unhappy princes are there indeed master keys, when one carried out them of Chantoceaux in Saintonge, or same has Palluau.

Source: The poetic and picturesque Vend?e: or, descriptive Letters and historical etc by Charles Mass-Isidore 1829.

Castle (old)
Crédit photo : (Castle (old), vendrennes)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle (old), « Castle (old) » is a construction of the city of Vendrennes (France, Vendee). Castle (old), French Heritage monument to Vendrennes vendrennes, vendee

Location and general information

  • identifier : 138767
  • item : Château (ancien)
  • Location of the building :
    • Pays de la Loire
    • Vendée
    • Vendrennes
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 85301
  • Zip code of the municipality : 85250
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 12th century
    • 14th century
    • 15th century
    • 17th century
  • Date of protection : 1991/06/12 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/11/22

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

  • Interest of the building : Inscription 15 07 1987, modifiée 07 12 1987 (arrêté) annulée ; Augmenté d'une aile au 17e siècle
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • This element of the building is the subject of protection : ditch
  • 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 person 1992
  • Details : Château proprement dit et fossés (cad. C 242 à 244, 246 à 248) : inscription par arrêté du 12 juin 1991
  • Mérimée reference : PA00110285

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