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Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday

41170 Souday
Phone : 02.54.80.94.94
This listed building is said to have been built by Saint-Aldric, Bishop of Mans from 832 to 856. A section of wall which is very characteristic of this era remains, visible from the outside on the north, and formed by 12 successive layers of flint modules alternated with three rows of bricks with raised edges. At the end of the XIth or beginning of the XIIth C., the monks from the priory of Saint-Peter in Souday began the reconstruction of a church and crypt. This building was pillaged by the Huguneots in 1559, re-established in 1564, and restored in 1894.
The chancel, raised by 3m, was built between 1520 and 1534, and restored in 1889. The date 1533 is inscribed on a pilaster at the entry to the crypt.
In 1833, the belfry was struck by lightening and fire reached the vault, wich was reconstructed in 1889. In 1970, the nave was restored and the Romanesque windows and north entry were uncovered.
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Eglise Saint-Pierre aux liens

  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 2 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 3 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 4 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 5 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 2 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 3 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 4 - Souday
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre de Souday 5 - Souday
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