Eglise St Symphorien - Époisses, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 47° 30.465 E 004° 10.353
31T E 588295 N 5262257
Quick Description: [EN] The church St Symphorien built in the twelfth century, was originally the private chapel of the castle it served as a burial place to the lords of Epoisses. [FR] L'église St Symphorien édifiée au XIIe siècle, était à l’origine la chapelle privée du château elle servait de lieu d'inhumation aux seigneurs d'Epoisses.
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 7/7/2018 9:40:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMYPGB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:

"To reach the church, you will have to cross a postern that leads to the forecourt of the castle, this forecourt also houses houses, it is here that took refuge the inhabitants in case of attack, playing a protective role.

The church dates from the 12th century, it has a flat chevet, its bell tower was raised in the 15th century and its spire dates from the 19th century.

Old seigniorial chapel, it shelters the tombs of castellans one can see there: the funerary plate of Jeanne de Hochberg, widow of Louis of Orleans, that of Louis d'Anssienville of Bourdillon, marquis of Epoisses, as well as the commemorative plate of Mass Foundation by Claude de Saulx, wife of Louis d'Anssienville Bourdillon, Marquise d'Epoisses, 16th and 17th centuries. "

Unfortunately it is currently in full repair, and it is not possible to take beautiful pictures inside because there are scaffolding all around the nave.

Sources : The Church

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"Pour atteindre l'église, il vous faudra franchir une poterne qui conduit à l'avant-cour du château, cette avant-cour abrite aussi des maisons, c'est ici que se réfugiaient les habitants en cas d'attaque, jouant un rôle protecteur.

L'église date du XIIème siècle, elle possède un chevet plat, son clocher a été surélevé au XVème siècle et sa flèche date du XIXème siècle.

Ancienne chapelle seigneuriale, elle abrite les tombeaux de châtelains on peut y voir : la plaque funéraire de Jeanne de Hochberg, veuve de Louis d'Orléans, celle de Louis d'Anssienville de Bourdillon, marquis d'Epoisses, ainsi que la plaque commémorative de fondation de messe par Claude de Saulx, femme de Louis d'Anssienville de Bourdillon, marquise d'Epoisses, des 16e et 17e siècles."

Malheureusement elle est en ce moment en pleine réfection, et il n'est pas possible de prendre de belles photos à l'intérieur car il y des échafaudages tout autour de la nef.

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1150

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 Semur
Epoisses, Bourgogne France
21460


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If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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