The church on the left hand side of the photograph is part of the benedictine abbey founded in 1056 it was almost entirely destroyed twice – once in 1356 and again in 1944. La haye-du-puits tower la haye-du-puits tower, locally known as donjon de la haye-du-puits, stands near the main road through the town of the same name in the manche department in france. Creances history: the lords before the year 1064, the date of the founding of the abbey of sainte-opportune de lessay, the history of creances can hardly be distinguished from that of all of the cotentin. Monastic matrix: a scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 ce monastic matrix is an ongoing collaborative effort by an international group of scholars of medieval history, religion, history of art, archaeology, religion, and other disciplines, as well as librarians and experts in computer technology. Transept, cathedral of saint-james, santiago de compostela, romanesque reconstruction drawing of the abbey of cluny, romanesque church of notre-dame, fontenay, romanesque.
Lessay is a small town in the normandy it was originally was founded as a monastery but a town grew up around it over the years the tenth century monastery. The abbey of lessay was founded in 1056 and had its apogee in the 12th and 13th centuries the abbey is a romanesque building which was partially destroyed during world war 2 and identically restored afterwards. The details of their benefactions to the abbey of lessay as confirmed by a charter of henry ii, 1185-1188, identify st-martin d'aubigny with the aubigny which was the caput of their norman honour thus the ecclesiam de folgeriis is feugeres 2 1/2 kil.
On 14 july 1080 he witnessed a charter to the abbey of lessay another in the same year addressed to remigius de fécamp bishop of lincoln in favour of the abbey of préaux and one more in the same period, to the abbey of st stephen of caen. Baron richard i de courcy, born 1040, the charter dated 14 jul 1080 under which william i king of england confirmed the foundation of the abbey of lessay . Its abbey church, its big country fair - the village of lessay is known for its abbey church, a remarkable example of romanesque art, but also for its. Benefactor of the abbey of lessay, eudes was buried there 3 feb 1098, leaving the barony without posterity (no offspring) his successor was his nephew, robert de la haye (senior), son of raoul, who inherited the seigneurie and died before 1154.
The abbey of the holy trinity is an 11th century romanesque benedictine abbey located in lessay, in the english channel she is one of the jewels of this period . Lessay: what to visit - find the full unmissable tourist site selection for lessay with michelin travel skip to main content abbey church of lessay lessay. The abbey church of lessay (manche) and romanesque architecture in north-east england - volume 94 - malcolm thurlby. The following description of the abbey-church of sainte-trinité (holy trinity) in lessay, normandy (france) is adapted from a brief essay found at this link this benedictine abbey was founded around 1056. But lessay, above all, innovates by introducing the revolutionary covering of tracery vaults so, here, from the end of the 11th century, is one of its first uses, well before the development of rib vaults by gothic architects.
1060s in architecture this article does not cite any sources please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources abbey of lessay . The moors of lessay are a remarkable site, situated to the south of the town it is a vast stretch of flat land where gorse, heather and grasses grow author jules barbey d'aurevilly used the lessay moors – the terrible moors – as a setting for several of his novels. The church respects the traditional benedictine plan of the grand norman abbey churches (bernay, lessay, etc), elevation on three levels (large double-arched arcades and composite columns, tribunes, high windows) and a wooden ceiling.
Lessay abbey, normandy, france - romanesque architecture . The sainte-croix fair has been held for more than 1,000 years and was established during the construction of the abbey of lessay this fair has as its main guests farmers and companies that apply their products in this sector.
Lessay abbey of sainte-trinité the romanesque abbey, a listed building, was founded in the 11th century by the barons of la haye-du-puits it was one of the . The abbey of lessay trinity abbey was founded during the 11th century, on marshy land, on the south bank of river ay, at the end of the harbour barbey d'aurevilly visited the church in 1864, after his novel l'ensorcelée (1852) was published. Whatever the case, however, it is of crucial significance that the abbey of lessay is known from other evidence to have compiled documents in pancarte form and to have added signa to existing texts the lengthy record of the earliest grants to the abbey accumulated its signa over a period of approximately half a century 9 . It is not exactly known when the abbaye de sainte-trinité in lessay was established other historians date it to 1056, cologne university to 1105 the vaults of the church, built around 1100 are however probably the oldest in normandy.