Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 01/16/2018


Photo taken on July  1, 2017



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17
style saintongeais
Chaniers
aspe
Charente-Maritime
Charente
fortified church
Saintonge
chevet
France
fortified
16
cloverleaf
Nouvelle-Aquitaine


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Chaniers - Saint-Pierre

Chaniers - Saint-Pierre 

Saint-Pierre was erected on an ancient Gallo-Roman site from the 11th century on. During the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religions the church got strongly fortified.

During the fortification an additional storey, with a crenellated guard walk, was added to the chevet. The plan of the chevet was originally a rarely seen "cloverleaf" form.

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