La commanderie Saint Jean - Le Puy en Velay - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 45° 02.787 E 003° 53.501
31T E 570221 N 4988496
Quick Description: La Commanderie Saint Jean, représente un des pans de l'histoire de la cité du Puy en Velay. The Commanderie Saint Jean, represents one of the sections of the history of the city of Puy en Velay.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 9/27/2017 1:37:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMWPM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Kelux
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"Les chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem possédaient au Puy la commanderie de Saint-Jean qui se situait hors de la ville. Il s'agit d'un bâtiment fortifié avec créneaux, fossés et pont-levis. Les Templiers ayant été supprimés en 1312, les chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem prirent alors leur suite dans tous leurs biens et obligations. Au moment de la Révolution, l'hôpital n'avait plus de commandeur. La commanderie a été pillée au cours du 19e siècle. De cette ancienne commanderie qui eut une grande importance en Auvergne au 13e et 15e siècle, ne subsistent que les vestiges de l'ancienne chapelle qui contient encore un enfeu abritant le tombeau dans lequel aurait été enseveli Artaud de Fay, grand prieur d'Auvergne. Les constructions comprenaient, sur la face sud de la chapelle, un bâtiment fortifié avec échauguettes d'angle, formant sans doute le principal de la commanderie, augmentée d'autres bâtiments sur lesquels ont été retrouvées fenestrelles à meneaux et moulurations gothiques."

"The knights of Saint John of Jerusalem owned the commandery of Saint John outside the city, which was a fortified building with battlements, ditches and drawbridges. 1312, the knights of St. John of Jerusalem took their followers in all their possessions and obligations, and at the time of the Revolution the hospital had no commanders, and the commandery was plundered in the course of the 19th century. former commandery which was of great importance in Auvergne in the 13th and 15th centuries, remains only the remains of the old chapel which still contains a burial house sheltering the tomb in which Artaud de Fay, the great prior of Auvergne, was buried. on the south face of the chapel, a fortified building with corner towers, probably forming the principal of the commandery, augmented by other buildings on which were found fenestrelles à mene and Gothic moldings. "
Name of Military Order: Knights Hospitaller

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