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la Roussille - 1808 - Niort, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege
N 46° 19.938 W 000° 30.459
30T E 691826 N 5133987
Quick Description: la maison de l'ecluse de la Roussille
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 4/24/2019 8:04:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM10EJ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
source NiortMarais Poitevin:
From the word poitevin "roussea" meaning both red and stream, La Roussille is the place where the "rolls" grow, that is to say the rushes. Its lock was installed in 1394 by Duke Jean de Berry, Count of Poitou, to retain the waters of the Sèvre Niortaise in the canal and the Niort basin. It is the most important of the eight locks of Niort in Marans (Charente-Maritime) and one of the first locks in sas de France. The date of 1808 engraved in the stone of the former post of the lock keeper reminds that Napoleon 1st, passing through Niort, regulates by decree navigation on the river. In the extension of the current restaurant, the old barn of the lock house housed the horse used on the towpath to pull the barges on the small coastal river.

source NiortMarais Poitevin :
Du mot poitevin "roussea" signifiant à la fois roux et ruisseau, La Roussille est le lieu où poussent les "rouches", c’est-à-dire les joncs. Son écluse est installée en 1394 par le duc Jean de Berry, comte de Poitou, pour retenir les eaux de la Sèvre Niortaise dans le canal et le bassin de Niort. Elle est la plus importante des huit écluses de Niort à Marans (Charente-Maritime) et une des premières écluses à sas de France. La date de 1808 gravée dans la pierre de l’ancien poste de l’éclusier rappelle que Napoléon 1er, de passage à Niort, réglemente par décret la navigation sur la rivière. Dans le prolongement de l’actuel restaurant, l’ancienne grange de la maison éclusière abritait le cheval utilisé sur le chemin de halage pour tirer les gabares sur le petit fleuve côtier.
Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1808

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la Roussille 1808


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