Chapelle Saint-Jean-Baptiste - Vénéjan, France
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N 44° 11.750 E 004° 39.550
31T E 632584 N 4894962
Quick Description: [EN] The chapel Saint-Jean-Baptiste is an old parish church dating from the twelfth century and modified in the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. [FR]La chapelle Saint-Jean-Baptiste est une ancienne église paroissiale datant du XIIe siècle et modifiée aux XIVe et XVIIe siècles.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 7/13/2019 3:54:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM10YMW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"Small church oriented, single nave, consisting of three bays and a semicircular absisde.Two chapels added later form a false transept.

This 12th century construction (perhaps resuming the foundations of an earlier chapel) was largely reworked afterwards, especially after the Wars of Religion.

The upper parts were taken with rubble, this masonry opposing the beautiful apparatus of the low seats. The lauzes of the roof have been replaced by tiles. The side chapels, built one in the 14th century, the other after 1647, are in ordinary masonry and vaulted with ogives, as is the tribune added on the first west bay.

The choir has a painted decoration dating from the beginning of the 14th century: a Christ in majesty surrounded by the evangelical symbols, dominates a line of apostles arranged under an arcature. "

Sources : The Church

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" Petite église orientée, à nef unique, composée de trois travées et d'une absisde semi-circulaire. Deux chapelles ajoutées plus tard forment un faux transept.

Cette construction du 12e siècle (reprenant peut-être les fondations d'une chapelle antérieure), fut largement remaniée par la suite, en particulier après les guerres de Religion.

Les parties hautes furent reprises avec des moellons, cette maçonnerie s'opposant au bel appareillage des assises basses. Les lauzes de la toiture ont été remplacées par des tuiles. Les chapelles latérales, construites l'une au 14e siècle, l'autre après 1647, sont en maçonnerie ordinaire et voûtées d'ogives, tout comme la tribune ajoutée sur la première travée ouest.

Le choeur présente un décor peint qui daterait du début du 14e siècle : un Christ en majesté entouré des symboles évangélistes, domine une file d'apôtres disposés sous une arcature. "

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1199

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

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

Street address of Church:
Impasse de la Chapelle
Vénéjan, Gard France
30200


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

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

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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