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1595 - Bailliage d'Aire-sur-la-Lys - Aire-sur-la-Lys, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 38.280 E 002° 23.744
31U E 457269 N 5609744
Quick Description: [EN] The bailiwick is an old administrative building in the city of Aire-sur-la-Lys (Pas-de-Calais, France), classified as a historical monument. [FR] Le bailliage est un ancien édifice administratif de la ville d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Pas-de-Calais, France), classé monument historique.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 4:42:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMZVXF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

"The bailiwick (so called because it has hosted the bailiff's court several times in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) was originally built to serve as a guardhouse to the militia of the city.

Born from the policy of great works conducted by the Magistrates of the early seventeenth century, the bailiwick was inaugurated on November 22, 1600 after only a few months of work (the building was however completed only a few years later).

The speed of the construction is explained by the fact that the architect Pierre Framery was largely inspired by the former Amsterdam Town Hall, which disappeared in 1651.

The building, of Flemish design and Renaissance style, is an irregular quadrilateral of 125 m2 floor area. It has four levels, the cellar, the room of the ground floor, the big room of the first floor and the roof spaces. A wooden staircase (whose ramp is original) connects the ground floor to the first floor room, the largest of the building (10 x 11 meters).

The facades are richly decorated and make the building famous. Fine stone columns support arcades overlooking the Grand'Place and rue du Bourg.

The bailiwick has had many uses, from temporary city hall to police station in the 19th and 20th centuries. It hosts since 1970 the Tourist Office of Aire-sur-la-Lys. "

Sources : The Building

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"Le bailliage (appelé ainsi car il a accueilli à plusieurs reprises le tribunal du bailli aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles) a été originellement bâti pour servir de corps de garde à la milice de la ville.

Né de la politique de grands travaux menée par les Magistrats du début du XVIIe siècle, le bailliage a été inauguré le 22 novembre 1600 après quelques mois de travaux seulement (le bâtiment ne fut cependant achevé que quelques années plus tard).

La rapidité de la construction s'explique par le fait que l'architecte Pierre Framery se soit largement inspiré de l'ancien Hôtel de Ville d'Amsterdam, disparu en 1651.

L'édifice, de conception flamande et de style Renaissance, se présente comme un quadrilatère irrégulier de 125 m2 de surface au sol. Il comporte quatre niveaux, la cave, la salle du rez-de-chaussée, la grande salle du premier étage et les combles. Un escalier de bois (dont la rampe est d'origine) relie le rez-de-chaussée à la salle du premier étage, la plus grande du bâtiment (10 x 11 mètres).

Les façades sont richement ornées et font la renommée de l'édifice. De fines colonnes de pierre supportent des arcades donnant sur la Grand'Place et la rue du Bourg.

Le bailliage a connu de multiples utilisations, d'Hôtel de Ville provisoire à commissariat de police aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Il accueille depuis 1970 l'Office de tourisme d'Aire-sur-la-Lys. "

Sources : Le Bâtiment

Year of construction: 1595

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Full inscription:
1595


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