Eglise Saint-Pierre - Estrée-Cauchy, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 23.885 E 002° 36.529
31U E 472197 N 5582966
Quick Description: [EN] The existence of the church was proven by the testimonies of inhabitants during a tax investigation in the 16th century [FR] L’existence de l’église est avérée les témoignages d’habitants lors d’une enquête fiscale au XVIème siècle
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 7/31/2022 8:45:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM16GX2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"Destroyed three times in 1537, 1596 and 1640 during the Wars of Religion, all that remains of the original construction is the sandstone base. The bell tower of the church dating from the 16th century also had a defensive vocation as evidenced by the former existence of a guard tower and numerous gun embrasures.

The church has an elongated plan, with a flat apse. It has a single nave covered with a semicircular paneled frame.

Its bell tower at the front of the building, topped with a polygonal spire and composed of three levels: porch on the ground floor, a room upstairs and a bell room.

It was built in white cut stone on a high sandstone base (the ground floor and the first floor of the tower are also in sandstone), with a natural slate roof.

A complete renovation of the roofs (bell tower, nave & heart) took place in 2013. The church of Saint Pierre has regained its defensive-looking bell tower that it had in the 16th century. The white stones (chalk, traditional in the country of Artois) of the tower were cleaned during this renovation."

Sources : The Church

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" Détruite par trois fois en 1537, 1596 et 1640 lors des Guerres de Religion, il ne reste de la construction originelle que le soubassement en grès. Le clocher de l’église datant du XVIe siècle avait également une vocation défensive comme en témoigne l’existence ancienne d’un tour de garde et de nombreuses embrasures de tir.

L'église est de plan allongé, avec un chevet plat. Elle possède une nef unique couverte d'une charpente lambrissée en plein-cintre.

Sa tour-clocher à l'avant de l'édifice, coiffée d'une flèche polygonale et composée de trois niveaux: porche au rez-de-chaussée, une pièce à l'étage ainsi qu'une chambre des cloches.

Elle a été construite en pierre de taille blanche sur un haut soubassement en grès (le rez-de-chaussée et le premier étage de la tour sont en grès également), avec une toiture en ardoise naturelle.

Une rénovation complète des toitures (clocher, nef & cœur) a eu lieu en 2013. L'église Saint Pierre a retrouvé son clocher à allure défensive qu'elle possédait au XVIème siècle. Les pierres blanches (craie, traditionnelle en pays d'Artois) de la tour ont été nettoyées lors de cette rénovation."

Sources : L'Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1537

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:
Rue de l'Alouette
Estrée-Cauchy, Pas-de-Calais France
62690


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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