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Eglise Sainte Pezenne - Niort,France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege
N 46° 20.949 W 000° 28.176
30T E 694695 N 5135953
Quick Description: in the town center dans le centre ville
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 1/22/2019 12:13:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMZY4C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
Church of the early 12th century. The nave is vaulted with ogives in the 15th century. Remodeling in the 17th and 18th centuries (partial reconstruction of the bell tower, repair of the north wall of the nave). In 1806-1807, construction of the sacristy against the chevet of the church. In 1814, reconstruction of the south corner of the facade and the gable of the chevet. In 1843, reduction of the southern chapel. The building consists of a square bell-tower, a single nave with lateral arches delimited by internal buttresses, two rectangular chapels and a two-span choir whose flat chevet is carved into the interior. a semicircular apse. The western facade has a semicircular portal molded a twisted coil and a cavet falling on two columns with foliage capitals. Inside, the bell tower is vaulted with an archaic dome. The triumphal arch, broken, rests on pillars with three columns with Roman capitals mixing beaded ribbons, acanthus leaves and hooks. This church is the oldest in Niort, and preserves from the Romanesque period a choir of archaic structure. Its Romanesque bell tower is a rare type in the area.



Eglise du début du 12e siècle. La nef est voûté d'ogives au 15e siècle. Remaniements aux 17e et 18e siècles (reconstruction partielle du clocher, réfection du mur nord de la nef). En 1806-1807, construction de la sacristie contre le chevet de l'église. En 1814, reconstruction de l'angle sud de la façade et du pignon du chevet. En 1843, réduction de la chapelle sud. L'édifice se compose d'un clocher-porche carré, d'une nef unique à arcades latérales délimitées par des contreforts intérieurs, de deux chapelles rectangulaires et d'un choeur à deux travées dont le chevet plat est creusé à l'intérieur d'une abside semi-circulaire. La façade occidentale présente un portail en plein-cintre mouluré d'un boudin torsadé et d'un cavet retombant sur deux colonnes à chapiteaux feuillagés. A l'intérieur, le clocher-porche est voûté d'une coupole archaïque. L'arc triomphal, brisé, repose sur des piliers à trois colonnes munies de chapiteaux romans mêlant rubans perlés, feuilles d'acanthes et crochets. Cette église est la plus ancienne de Niort, et conserve de l'époque romane un choeur de structure archaïque. Son clocher-porche roman est un type rare dans la région.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1200

Dominant Architectural Style: Roman

Diocese: diocese de Poitiers

Address/Location:
18 rue Centrale
Niort, Nouvelle Aquitaine France
79000


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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