Castle of Purnon, French Heritage monument to Verrue
Structure of the Castle and the common to Philibert de l'Orme. The Castle of Purnon and its common are built from 1771 to 1785, likely on the site of a primitive Castle. A long avenue built in 1812, terraces and common order give this Castle a great Majesty. A building of the 17th century's high quality is located in the hamlet of mill-Tony. The vegetable garden, which precedes this buildings, welcomes a quite exceptional wind. The latter, built in 1900 by e. Lebert, who took the succession of institutions a. Bollée in le Mans in 1898, was intended to supply water to the vegetable garden and the Castle. It is worn by a cast iron column around which wraps a staircase which gives access to a gallery that overcomes the wind turbine with distributor. Everything is about 15 m tall. The turbine operates three piston pump body placed in a circular shrine at the foot of the work. Pumps suck and repress the water then stored in a reservoir with a capacity of 9000 litres placed at the top of a masonry Tower. The rarity of such a set, added to undeniable aesthetic characters, has led to its protection.
Source: Ministry of Culture, France
Crédit photo : cookie86 (Castle of Purnon, verrue)
Castle of Purnon, Structure of the Castle and the common to Philibert de l'Orme. The Château de Purnon and its common are built from 1771 to 1785, presumably, l? location? a (...) Castle of Purnon, French Heritage monument to Verrue verrue, vienne
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