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Eglise Saint-Martin - Sanghen, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 47.013 E 001° 54.878
31U E 423487 N 5626316
Quick Description: [EN] The current building dates back as early as the 15th century. [FR] L’édifice actuel remonte, au plus tôt, au XVe siècle
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 8/1/2018 1:47:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMYW8C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:

Built in white stone of the country, covered with slates on the nave and tiles on the choir, it includes a nave of four bays, followed by a central tower whose ground floor forms before choir, and a choir with flat bedside.

The square and vaulted choir of the Sanghen church is dated to the 15th or 16th century.

The big central tower, built of white stones, seems to be of the same period although it appears as the oldest element, except the floor of course which was restored more recently (in the nineteenth century certainly).

The vaulted wooden nave, of less ancient style, is built without buttresses.

Inside, the three altarpieces are dated from the 17th and 18th centuries. The altarpiece of the high altar or "altar of St. Martin" deserves attention.

It is decorated with several statuettes, a holy bishop, a holy pope and the four evangelists, a small painting of the eighteenth century, placed on the pediment and which represents the Nativity and a painting on canvas of the nineteenth century, where the We find St. Martin on horseback, sharing his cloak with a poor man.

The beauty of the ensemble is appreciated at the same time as one discovers the vaulted choir of the church.

Sources : The Church

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Construit en pierre blanche du pays, couvert d’ardoises sur la nef et de tuiles sur le chœur, il comporte une nef de quatre travées, suivie d’une tour centrale dont le rez-de-chaussée forme avant chœur, et d’un chœur à chevet plat.

Le chœur carré et voûté de l'église de Sanghen est daté du XVème ou du XVIème siècle.

La grosse tour centrale, bâtie en pierres blanches, semble être de la même période bien qu'elle apparaisse comme l'élément le plus ancien, hormis l'étage bien sûr qui fut restauré plus récemment (au XIXème, siècle certainement).

La nef voûtée en bois, de facture moins ancienne, est construite sans contreforts.

A l'intérieur, les trois retables sont datés des XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles. Le retable du maître-autel ou "autel de Saint-Martin" mérite qu'on s'y attarde.

Il est orné de plusieurs statuettes, un saint évêque, un saint pape et les quatre évangélistes, d'un petit tableau du XVIIIème siècle, placé sur le fronton et qui représente la Nativité et d'une peinture sur toile du XIXème siècle, où l'on retrouve saint Martin à cheval, partageant son manteau avec un pauvre.

La beauté de l'ensemble s'apprécie en même temps que l'on découvre le chœur voûté de l'église.

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1499

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 9:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Rue de l'église
Sanghen, Pas-de-Calais France
62850


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