Eglise Saint-Symphorien - Chambray-lès-Tours, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 47° 20.335 E 000° 42.867
31T E 327345 N 5245360
Quick Description: [EN] The church has several dates in its construction, the nave can date from the 11th century. [FR] L'église comprend plusieurs dates dans sa construction, la nef peut dater du XIème siècle.
Location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France
Date Posted: 5/22/2018 1:06:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMYAWT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:

"The first mention of the church of Fondettes appears in a charter of the abbey of Marmoutier dating from the middle of the 11th century.Another charter, of the same origin, written in 1080, teaches us that the building was at this time dedicated to the Virgin Mary, rebuilt at the end of the 12th century, it is then placed under the patronage of Saint Symphorien, a word that has remained to this day.

The bell tower has a rubble base that can be from the 16th century. The top was redone (higher than the old one) in 1869. The windows can be from the 18th century. They were restored in 1868. The sacristy is in stone. It was slightly enlarged in 1848 (...).

It is dedicated to Saint Symphorien, born in Autun and who was condemned to beheading at 19 for refusing to prostrate himself before the statue of Cybele, Phrygian deity, from the center of Asia Minor. "

Sources : The Church

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"La première mention de l’église de Fondettes apparaît dans une charte de l’abbaye de Marmoutier datant du milieu du 11e siècle. Une autre charte, de la même origine, rédigée en 1080, nous apprend que l’édifice était à cette époque dédié à la Vierge Marie. Reconstruit à la fin du 12e siècle, il est alors placé sous le vocable de saint Symphorien, un vocable qu’il a gardé jusqu’à nos jours.

Le clocher a une base en moellons pouvant être du XVIème siècle. Le sommet a été refait (plus haut que l'ancien) en 1869. Les fenêtres peuvent être du XVIIIème siècle. Elles furent restaurées en 1868. La sacristie est en pierre de taille. Elle fut légèrement agrandie en 1848 (...).

Elle est dédiée à Saint Symphorien, né à Autun et qui fut condamné à la décapitation à 19 ans pour avoir refusé de se prosterner devant la statue de Cybèle, divinité phrygienne, du centre de l'Asie Mineure."

Sources : L’Eglise

Building Materials: Stone

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