Chauvigny Church

Chauvigny Church

A collegiate church with fascinating Romanesque sculptures and a spectacular location in a medieval town overlooking a river.

Holly Hayes

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248491
Names
Chauvigny Church
St-Pierre de Chauvigny
Categories
church
church, collegiate
hall churches
religious building
Styles
Romanesque
medieval

Timeline

1025

A chapter of ten canons is mentioned in records of the early 11th century, indicating an earlier church on this site. At this time, the Bishop of Poitiers is lord of Chauvigny (one of the town's five castles was built for him) and the canons of St-Pierre

1130

Construction of Chauvigny Church

1562

Damage in Wars of Religion

Bibliography

  1. Official Website of Chauvigny Church. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.chauvigny.fr/page.php?id=170>