Église Saint-Pierre - Pont-Saint-Esprit, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 44° 15.417 E 004° 39.067
31T E 631804 N 4901737
Quick Description: [EN] This church is the only remainder of the important priory St. Peter Clunision. [FR] Cette église est le seul reste de l'important prieuré clunision Saint-Pierre.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 7/18/2019 1:34:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ZP5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"This one had to present a single nave vaulted broken cradle, interrupted by arches doubleaux, themselves supported by piers forming pillars and vaulted vaults in transverse cradles that serve as buttresses in the central cradle.

The choir of the 12th century is not known because it has probably fallen in the Rhone during the 13th century, which required a reconstruction in the early 14th century which has been preserved a number of elements (choir polygonal, one of the two towers built at that time and serving as a steeple, raised at the end of the 18th century).

The priory, looted by the Rover Scouts and devastated during the Wars of Religion, was only rebuilt between 1779 and 1784 with the materials of the pre-existing building. His Greek cross plan extended by a rather important choir, largely respects the old foundations.

It was consecrated in 1784 but sacked by the inhabitants of Pont in 1798. In the nineteenth century, it served as a shed and public school ... and until 1965 garage for firefighters! "

Sources : The Church

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" Celui-ci devait présenter une nef unique voûtée en berceau brisé, interrompu par des arcs doubleaux, eux-mêmes soutenus par des piédroits formant piliers et des chapelles voûtées en berceaux transversaux qui servent de contreforts au berceau central.

Le choeur du 12e siècle n'est pas connu car il s'est vraisemblablement éboulé dans le Rhône au cours du 13e siècle, ce qui a nécessité une reconstruction au début du 14e siècle dont il a été conservé un certain nombre d'éléments (choeur polygonal ; l'une des deux tours bâties à cette époque et servant de clocher, surélevé à la fin du 18e siècle).

Le prieuré, pillé par les Routiers et dévasté lors des guerres de Religion, ne fut reconstruit qu'entre 1779 et 1784 avec les matériaux du bâtiment préexistant. Son plan en croix grecque prolongé par un choeur assez important, respecte en grande partie les fondations anciennes.

Elle est consacrée en 1784 mais saccagée par les habitants de Pont en 1798. Au XIX° siècle, elle sert de hangar puis d’école publique …et jusqu’en 1965 de garage pour les pompiers ! "

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1399

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:
Place Saint-Pierre
Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard France
30130


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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