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Le Clocher de l'Eglise Saint-Omer - Houchin, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 28.947 E 002° 37.511
31U E 473407 N 5592341
Quick Description: [EN] The bell tower of the 18th century is the work of the Count of Montmorency, it represents a square tower of sandstone and stone. [FR] Le clocher du 18ème siècle est l'œuvre du Comte de Montmorency, il représente une tour carrée en grès et en pierre.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 12/3/2019 8:11:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM11QFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:

"The church is dedicated to Saint Omer, it has a nave confined to two narrow side aisles seated on sandstone columns with capitals hooks, the nave was built in 1761, the former tiling of the nave was replaced in 1893 by a ceramic tile.

The bell tower of the 18th century is the work of the Count of Montmorency, it represents a square tower of sandstone and stone, the bell Eugenie, listed in the inventory of historical monuments, dates from 1678 and is currently in restoration, the choir enlightened 7 windows flamboyant style dates from 1619, restored in 1869 by the former parish priest Abbot Allard Augustus.

The windows are 16th / 17th century restored in 1992. The various furniture: the altar belonged until 1068 to the abbey of Mont Saint Eloi; the baptismal font (1593) is in pitted sandstone. "

Sources : The Church

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" L'église est dédiée à saint Omer, elle possède une nef cantonnée de 2 nefs latérales étroites assises sur des colonnes de grès avec chapiteaux à crochets, la nef fut construite en 1761, l’ancien dallage de la nef fut remplacé en 1893 par un carrelage céramique.

Le clocher du 18ème siècle est l'œuvre du Comte de Montmorency, il représente une tour carrée en grès et en pierre, la cloche Eugénie, classée à l’inventaire des monuments historiques, date de 1678 et est actuellement en restauration, le chœur éclairé par 7 fenêtres de style flamboyant date de 1619, restauré en 1869 par l’ancien curé de la paroisse l’Abbé Allard Auguste.

Les vitraux sont des 16ème/17ème siècle restaurés en 1992. Les différents mobiliers : l’autel appartenait jusqu’en 1068 à l’abbaye de Mont saint Eloi ; les fonts baptismaux (1593) sont en grès piqué. "

Sources : L’Eglise

Address of Tower:
Rue de l'église
Houchin, Pas-de-Calais France
62620


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 1

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

Relevant website?: Not listed

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