Chauvigny Church, Chauvigny

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

Go Historic ID
318242
Short URL
gohist.co/318242
Names
Chauvigny Church
Address
Rue St-Pierre
Chauvigny, France
Coordinates
46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
Email
chauvigny@cg86.fr
Phone
05 49 45 99 10
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

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 are under his authority.

1130
Construction of Chauvigny Church

The present church in Chauvigny is built, starting at the east end and working west.

1562
Damage in Wars of Religion

The church is badly damaged in the Wars of Religion.

July 15, 2008

Resources

  1. Official Website of Chauvigny Church Official website.