Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 09/18/2014

Photo taken on July  1, 2013

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Tamerville - Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

Tamerville - Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
The parish church "Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption" in the center of Tamerville has a remarkable Romanesque tower. The church (and the tower) were erected mid 12th century, but the church got enlarged and altered over the time. The church was dedicated to Saint Mayeul (aka "Mayeul de Cluny", "Majolus of Cluny"). Saint Mayeul, important abbot of Cluny, built Cluny II. There must have been a connection to the Burgundy in the early times.

The arch in the center of "Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption" is Romanesque. The wooden, curved "Baroque" decoration was very popular within the 19th century. It was installed, before the Romanesque capitals were respected, so the capitals got damaged. Two chapels were added to the church. The right one is hidden by the pulpit.