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Eglise Saint-Quentin - Wirwignes, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 41.019 E 001° 45.619
31U E 412423 N 5615379
Quick Description: [EN] This church is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and the beginning of its construction dates from the 12th century. [FR] Cet église est située dans la région Nord-Pas-de-Calais et le début de sa construction date du 12e siècle.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 2/2/2018 10:56:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMXNC3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:

The first church was probably built at the beginning of the 12th century. Until 1876 remained a construction called "low church", serving as nave.

The base of the bell tower may date from this time. Late 15th early 16th century, a new choir was built. During the 17th century, changes were made to the bell tower.

Restorations from 1812 to 1863. In 1867, after a trip to the Holy Land, Egypt and Italy, Father Lecoutre wanted to make the church a monumental catechism allowing parishioners to apprehend the Bible through its furniture and decoration interior.

The project is executed from 1869. Eight side chapels are created along the "low church" destroyed in 1876. The bell tower was raised one level; an arrow came to crown him in 1879-1880 on the drawings of the engineer Emile Gérard.

In 1882, new stained glass windows were installed. During the inter-war years, the chapel of the Virgin was transformed into a cave of Lourdes with false rocks made of reinforced cement. This building is a milestone in the genesis of Naive Art that will explode in the 20th century.

Sources : The Church

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La première église fut sans doute bâtie au début du 12e siècle. Jusqu'en 1876 en subsistait une construction appelée "basse église", servant de nef.

La base du clocher date peut-être de cette époque. Fin 15e début 16e siècle, un nouveau choeur fut édifié. Au cours du 17e siècle, des modifications sont apportées au clocher.

Restaurations de 1812 à 1863. En 1867, après un voyage en Terre Sainte, en Egypte et en Italie, l'abbé Lecoutre souhaite faire de l'église un catéchisme monumental permettant aux paroissiens d'appréhender la Bible à travers son mobilier et sa décoration intérieure.

Le projet est exécuté à partir de 1869. Huit chapelles latérales sont créées le long de la "basse église" détruite en 1876. Le clocher fut surélevé d'un niveau ; une flèche vint le couronner en 1879-1880 sur les dessins de l'ingénieur Emile Gérard.

En 1882, pose de nouveaux vitraux. Durant l'Entre-deux-guerres, la chapelle de la Vierge se transforma en grotte de Lourdes avec faux rochers réalisés en ciment armé. Cet édifice est un jalon essentiel de la genèse de l'Art naïf qui explosera au 20e siècle.

Sources : L’Eglise

Building Materials: Stone

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