Saint-Leu-d'Esserent Église Saint Nicolas

Saint-Leu-d'Esserent, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
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In 1081, Hugues, Comte de Dammartin, gave the ancient parochial church on this site to Guy, bishop of Beauvais on condition that the bishop give it up to the monastery of Cluny for the establishment of a priory. This priory church became burial site of the Comtes de Dammartin. Around 1140, it was decided to extend the 11th century church to the west with a new frontispiece. Bits of the 11th century church were incorporated. Around 1160, the builders abandoned their original plan in favor of a wider edifice, moving construction down to the eastern end of the edifice with the construction of the chevet including the sexpartite-vaulted bay. The nave was constructed between 1180 and 1210, and it was decided to conserve the old ill-fitting frontispiece.

GPS Coordinates: 49.21807, 2.4219

  • Added: 28 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2626399