Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Round and About - Chasseneuil-Sur-Bonnieure - Church

It is commonly accepted in most 18th century documents, the name of Chasseneuil comes from the Latin "cassanoîalos" meaning  'glade of oaks'.  There are a couple of other theories though!   The Bonnieure causes less of a problem, as it means "good waters". 

The church  of St Saturnin  in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure is dated from the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

In 2000, work was interrupted by the discovery of archaeological remains. Valuables were collected from the sarcophagi and scientifically studied.

The stained glass windows, dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, were restored in 2007. The complete restoration of the church, interior and exterior, took place in 2005 and 2006.

The inauguration of the renovated church took place on 16 December 2007.
http://www.chasseneuil-sur-bonnieure.fr/











25 comments:

  1. Really beautiful!
    I like the first picture!
    Have a great day, our afternoon promises to be miserable!
    I suppose it is not much better in England...
    Keep well, cheers, Diane

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  2. Lovely church - but then they all are in France. xx

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  3. I could literally spend days exploring old churches. There's so much history and so much to see. Thanks for sharing your pictures and info on this church with us!

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  4. That is one beautiful church, inside and out. The renovations are very well done.

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  5. The doorway wall is so unusual! Fantastic! Great shots and information too.

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  6. Noushka the weather has been horrible here the last two days!! I also like the first photo. Diane

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  7. Diane, you are right all churches are beautiful in France. I have to say there are some beautiful ones in the UK as well though. Diane

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  8. Faith you are so right, some churshes just have so much history attached to them, they are fascinating. Diane

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  9. Gaelyn, I agree the renovations have been beautifully done. Diane

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  10. Thanks JM, all the info I could find was in French so I hope I have it correct!! Diane

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  11. My 14 year old always enjoys your church posts, having studied a little about architecture as art in 7th grade. I love these pictures, and I'll have to show them to him when he gets home from school! Thanks for the tour, Diane.

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  12. Hi Diane .. thanks for sharing.. beautiful photos!

    of course we do have beautiuful churches here .. but sometimes they are not open.. I am thinking of going into Oxford but to a different area .. see what I can find :-)

    Hope you are well xx

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  13. Marjie, I am glad your son likes my church posts. He needs to come and see them for himself! Diane

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  14. Hi Anne, Maybe you can see the church for yourself in the not too distant future!
    It has been a pretty horrible day trying to sort things out, tomorrow will be no better. It is Nigel's birthday as well:-( We will have to celebrate next week but I suspect this is going to take months to sort out. Diane

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  15. What a beautiful church Diane. I just love those windows. I always find it amazing that these building have lasted so many years.

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  16. Joan not only is it amazing how long these buildings have lasted. but some of the very large ones amaze me how they were built. How did they lift massive stones into arches way, way up to the top!! Diane

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  17. Diane, do you miss France or are you happy to be back in England for a while? I would think you must miss the southern hemisphere and its warmer climate. In Southern California it is warm, with chilly nights but November and December are really the hardest months for me. I am not going to Hawaii for the holidays this year (only my son is) so it is going to be even harder for me.

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  18. I love the fact that you get out and about and see all these places - when we are a bit less busy with the renovation that is something I am hoping we will have more time for. How's blighty treating you?xx

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  19. Nadege I miss France more than I can say. As for the Southern hemisphere, I would be happy to be in Africa from November until March, and then April until October in France!! Can't afford it though!!!!!!! Diane

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  20. Hi Roz, when I have time I will drop you an email. I am struggling to keep up with all. Nigel's aunt passed away on Monday and Nigel is Executor. He has just escaped another redundancy so he is under the whip. I am trying to help where possible. The flat is a nightmare with paper work going back to year dot :-( Diane

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  21. Thanks Pam, the inside of the church is stunning. Diane

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