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L’église de Mailly, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dirkjogt
N 46° 13.326 E 004° 06.822
31T E 585890 N 5119327
Quick Description: Roman church at Mailly, Brionnais, Département Saône-et-Loire (71), Bourgogne du Sud, France
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 7/10/2011 1:11:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMC03V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
In the extreme south of the ‘Bourgogne’, Charolais-Brionnais more than hundred churches and chapels in whole or in part Romanesque, were erected in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, on a small area that represents only a quarter of the Bourgogne-du-Sud. This density is so exceptional that we could speak of a “Roman garden”.
It is bordered by two major divisions that are the Romanesque basilica of Paray-le-Monial (in Charolais) and the Abbey of Charlieu (in the department of the Loire), which were, with the Monastery of the Sisters of Marcigny under authority of the Benedictine Cluny Abbey, founded by Duke William I of Aquitaine in AD 910. The height of Cluniac influence was from the second half of the 10th century through the early 12th.
In the mid-nineteenth century, many of the Roman churches have become too small to contain the growing population of the parish, and were completely demolished to make way for new churches built in the style of the time.
Nearly thirty (fully or partially) Roman churches still exist in the Brionnais. This church dated 12th century, is a small one nave Roman church, restored in the 20th century and still in use.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1250

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Roman Catholic

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Street address of Church:
Les Combes
Mailly, France

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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