Castle, French Heritage monument to Jouhet

Permission to fortify given in 1471 to Jean de Moussy by Louis XI
* current building constructed in 1875
* Castle kept by the family of Moussy until 1932

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Crédit photo : (Castle, jouhet)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Castle, Permission to fortify given in 1471 to Jean de Moussy by Louis XI; current building constructed in 1875; Castle kept by the family of Moussy until (...) Castle, French Heritage monument to Jouhet jouhet, vienne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 139900
  • item : Château
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Jouhet
  • Place name : la Contour
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 86117
  • Zip code of the municipality : 86500
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • 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 : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
  • Investigation : 1986
  • Date taken into account : 1987 AVANT

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • This construction is mainly composed of coating
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 3 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • 1 floor square
    • floor height
  • 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 'symmetrical plan'

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 : 2 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • park
    • by
  • 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
  • Mérimée reference : IA00045082

The complete official record is available at service régional de l'inventaire Poitou-Charentes102, Grand'rue 86020 Poitiers -

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Description of this building by Hospitaliers :

photo aérienne officielle aérienne du Château de La Contour

Hospitaliers says of the history of this building :

Le Château fut bâti sur les ruines d'un très ancien chateau fort médiéval, il n'en reste que quelques souterrains et caves, les hospitaliers (ordre) disposent de mentions très anciennes concernant le chateau médiéval

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