24 juin 2011

PARNAY ; St Peter’s Church

PARNAY St Peter’s Church History Parnay’s church dedicated to St. Pierre, which stands alone at the top and on the edge of the hillside overlooking the Loire, was part, in the 11th century, of the diocese of Angers. It was pledged to Canon Rainard whom, with the consent of  Bishop Geoffroy, donated it to the abbey of Saint-Aubin d'Angers, in 1089. Later, it went to the patronage of the cathedral of Poitiers, the chapter of which perceived 2/ 3 of the tithes, leaving the remaining third to the priest. In September 1587... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

Dampierre: St Peter's Church

  Dampierre: St Peter's Church   History of the Parish Parish Dampierre is established on the path which leaded in the summer from Saumur to Montsoreau along the river Loire.   The meaning of his name clearly evokes the cult of Saint Peter : Dominus Petrus. Parish Dampierre already existed in the early 12th century, because, between 1102 and 1104, Renaud de Martigné, bishop of Angers invited two regular canons of the Abbey of Airvault at the Abbey Toussaint of Angers and donated the latter, to thank her, the... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

ARTANNES ; Saint Peter’s Church

ARTANNES Saint Peter’s Church History:   The name of Artannes was first mentioned in 1090 in the cartulary of St. Aubin of Angers. The parish then became a priory patrimony of the abbey of Mauleon, before returning to the diocese of Angers in the eighteenth century. Were attached to it a farm, land, several tithes. One of them was subscribed by the abbess of Fontevraud (…).   The priory still exists. It is attached to the church. The entrance is attested by two large pillars that framed a large cart door opening... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

MONTFORT ; Saint Hilary’s Church

  MONTFORT Saint Hilary’s Church   History Situated on a hill at one of the most elevated points of the high plateau of Doué, Montfort was part of a huge royal villa given by Charlemagne to the chapter of Saint-Maurice of Angers : Villa spinacra (which gave Epinas) which extended also to Douces and Brossay. The first church situated in Saint Hilaire is mentioned in the 11th century. The church under the patronage of Saint Hilaire, as the one in Douces, was restored in 1001 by Raynaud, Bishop of the Chapter of... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

FORGES ; Saint-Laurent’s Church

FORGES Saint-Laurent’s Church History Until the Revolution, the region was covered with heathland and woods. It was crossed, from south to north, by a path still called in the nineteenth century the great path of Cunaud, a path that was used by the monks of Tournus fleeing from the Norman invasion in 862. Probably, the establishment of forges in the woods led to the creation of a parish in the eleventh century. In the twelfth century the church belonged to a lord, Hughes Bourreau who donated it to Cunault but the... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

MEIGNE-SOUS-DOUE ; St. Peter’s Church

MEIGNE-SOUS-DOUE St. Peter’s Church   History The parish is attested since the late 10th century but the present church is the result of a construction between the 11th and the 13th century. In the 10th century the monks of St. Florent were lords of the greatest part of the parish but the monks of St. Maur, who owned a domain at Cru, wanted to build a church. They had to abandon this idea in 994 by the ruling of Renaud, bishop of Angers, and had to return tithes belonging to the parish of Meignéto the monks of St. Florent.... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

MARSON ; The Church of the Holy Cross

 MARSON The Church of the Holy Cross   History   Marson is a former fief and seigneury pertaining to the Ménives Tower, which belonged to the de la Grézille family A charter of Geoffrey, bishop of Angers, dated from the 10th February 1070, gives to Geoffroy de la Grézille a chapel built at Marson, in the Chétigné Parish, to be served by the priest of Chétigné or a chaplain under his authority. This chapel is under the name of St. Catherine of Alexandria. In the mid 15th century the land passed from the family... [Lire la suite]
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