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Eglise Saint-Sylvestre - Enquin-sur-Baillons, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 34.361 E 001° 50.128
31U E 417537 N 5602954
Quick Description: [EN] The church of Saint-Sylvestre d'Enquin-sur-Baillons has its origins in the fifteenth century, but has experienced multiple repairs of its walls over the centuries. [FR] L'église Saint-Sylvestre d'Enquin-sur-Baillons trouve ses origines au XVe siècle, mais a connu de multiples réfections de ses murailles au gré des siècles.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 9/14/2019 12:30:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM11A0D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"Late Gothic style, the building consists of a choir and a central tower dating from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth, a nave two spans vaulted cradle, a little over 24 meters, and a modest transept forming two lateral chapels.The vaults of the choir rest on four carved cul-de-lamp, representing scenes drawn from the Gospel, more precisely from the history of the Virgin and Christ.

The choir built in chalk sits on a checkered checkered sandstone and flint. It is pierced by 5 windows in third-point, and a portal to the archivolte in basket handle, in the first south bay. Albéric de Calonne and Roger Rodière mention an inscription engraved in the stone above the axial bay of the chevet: "Jean Speech" surmounting a date. This inscription disappeared clumsily during a renovation in the late nineteenth.

The vaults of the nave fall on cul-de-lamp carved vine shoots, and its keystones have motifs of fruit and foliage. The nave is illuminated by four third-point windows, four others (three large and one small west face) illuminate the central tower which separates the nave from the choir by two large arcades ogive, with very thick walls. Arcades of the same type, but lower, open on the arms of the transept barely protruding.

The Flamboyant Gothic choir has three arched vaulted arches separated by double arches, of which only the last is carved from the Paschal Lamb. The vaults of its three-sided apse fall on culs-de-lampe decorated with country motifs including a snail and an owl, on the left.

The church is experiencing successive restorations, notably in the second half of the 18th century for the walls and towards the end of the 19th century for the stained glass windows and the choir. "

Sources : The Church

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" De style gothique tardif, l’édifice se compose d’un chœur et d’une tour centrale datant de la fin du XVe ou début du XVIe, d’une nef de deux travées voûtée en berceau, d’un peu plus de 24 mètres, et d’un transept modeste formant deux chapelles latérales. Les voûtes du chœur reposent sur quatre culs-de-lampe sculptés, représentant des scènes tirées de l’Évangile, plus précisément de l’histoire de la Vierge et du Christ.

Le chœur bâti en craie est assis sur un solin en damier de grès et silex. Il est percé de 5 fenêtres en tiers-point, et d'un portail à l'archivolte en anse de panier, dans la première travée sud. Albéric de Calonne et Roger Rodière mentionnent une inscription gravée dans la pierre au-dessus de la baie axiale du chevet : « Jean Discours » surmontant une date. Cette inscription disparut par maladresse lors d'une réfection à la fin du XIXe.

Les voûtes de la nef retombent sur des culs-de-lampe sculptés de sarments de vigne, et ses clefs de voûtes présentent des motifs de fruits et feuillages. La nef est éclairée de quatre fenêtres en tiers-point, quatre autres (trois grandes et une petite face ouest) éclairent la tour centrale qui sépare la nef du chœur par deux grandes arcades en ogive, aux murs très épais. Des arcades de même type, mais plus basses, ouvrent sur les bras du transept à peine saillants.

Le chœur de style gothique flamboyant possède trois travées voûtés en ogive séparées d'arcs doubleaux, dont seule la dernière est sculptée de l'Agneau pascal. Les voûtes de son abside à trois pans retombent sur des culs-de-lampe ornés de motifs champêtres dont un escargot et une chouette, à gauche.

L’église connaît des restaurations successives, notamment dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle pour les murs et vers la fin du XIXe siècle pour les vitraux et le chœur. "

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1499

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

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

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

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

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Rue du Château
Enquin-sur-Baillons, Pas-de-Calais France
62650


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Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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