Église Saint-Martin de Valras - La Boissière, France
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N 43° 39.283 E 003° 38.384
31T E 551586 N 4833722
Quick Description: Église Saint-Martin de Valras de La Boissière
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 1/17/2020 10:50:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM11ZNJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
FR Le village de La Boissière est un ensemble de hameaux et de mas regroupés autour d’une église paroissiale, Saint-Martin de Valras, dont les origines pourraient être antérieures à l’époque carolingienne. Cette forme d’habitat dispersé révèle une certaine autonomie de ses occupants, qui vivaient de l’agriculture, de l’élevage et de l’exploitation forestière.

Nous savons aujourd’hui que l’église Saint-Martin de Valras, son cimetière et les revenus qu’elle procurait à son propriétaire, appartenaient aux Seigneurs des Deux Vierges de Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian. Au tout début du XIIe siècle, ces derniers font don de cette église à l’Abbaye d’Aniane. C’est un monument de petite taille (la population de tous les mas réunis regroupait à peine plus de trois cent personnes), dont le chevet primitif présente toutes les caractéristiques de la fondation d’une église préromane : pas d’abside semi-circulaire mais un chevet carré limité par quatre piliers. Elle est située à l’extérieur du village et rien ne prouve qu’elle fût entourée d’un habitat villageois, mais plutôt d’une simple exploitation agricole.
EN The village of La Boissière is a set of hamlets and farmhouses grouped around a parish church, Saint-Martin de Valras, whose origins may have predated the Carolingian era. This dispersed form of housing reveals a certain autonomy of its occupants, who lived from agriculture, stockbreeding and logging.

We now know that the Saint-Martin de Valras church, its cemetery and the income it procured for its owner, belonged to the Lords of the Two Virgins of Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian. At the very beginning of the 12th century, the latter donated this church to Aniane Abbey. It is a small monument (the population of all the farmhouses together was just over three hundred people), whose primitive apse has all the characteristics of the foundation of a pre-Romanesque church: no semicircular apse but a square chevet limited by four pillars. It is located outside the village and there is no evidence that it was surrounded by village housing, but rather by simple farming.


Source : https://www.saintguilhem-valleeherault.fr/decouverte/la-boissiere-l-art-de-vivre-des-hameaux-languedociens.html
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1100

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

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

Street address of Church:
Saint Martin
La Boissiere, France
34150


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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