L’Ancien Couvent des Jésuites - Mons, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 27.311 E 003° 56.942
31U E 567369 N 5589671
Quick Description: [EN] This Gothic building, erected in 1623, currently houses the central library of the University of Mons. [FR] Ce bâtiment de tradition gothique, érigé en 1623, abrite actuellement la bibliothèque centrale de l’Université de Mons.
Location: Hainaut, Belgium
Date Posted: 9/25/2020 3:32:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM1364E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"The large complex of the Jesuit college (1623) initially occupied the quadrilateral currently delimited by the streets of Telliers, de la Tour Auberon, Bervoets and Cronque.

At the corner of rue des Telliers and rue Bervoets was the college chapel represented on a lithograph at the time of its demolition around 1820.

This building, which houses the Central Library of the University of Mons-Hainaut, is the only vestige of this complex demolished at the end of the 18th century after the suppression of the order by the Empress Marie Therese.

At the end of the courtyard, to the right, has been replaced one of the entrance gates to the Sainte-Waudru enclosure, which included the collegiate church and the houses of the canonesses (16th century). "

Sources : The Panel

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"Le grand complexe du collège des Jésuites (1623) occupait initialement le quadrilatère actuellement délimité par les rues des Telliers, de la Tour Auberon, Bervoets et Cronque.

Au coin des rues des Telliers et Bervoets se situait la chapelle du collège représentée sur une lithographie au moment de sa démolition vers 1820.

Ce bâtiment qui abrite la Bibliothèque centrale de l'Université de Mons-Hainaut, est l'unique vestige de ce complexe démoli à la fin du XVIIIe siècle après la suppression de l’ordre par l'impératrice MarieThérèse.

Au fond de la cour, à droite, a été replacé un des portails d'entrée de l’encloître de Sainte-Waudru ,qui englobait notamment la collégiale et les maisons des chanoinesses (XVIe siècle)."

Sources : Le Panneau

Group that erected the marker: Mons Town Hall / Mairie de Mons

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Rue Marguerite Bervoets, n°2
Mons, Hainaut Belgium
7000


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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