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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Epeigné-les-Bois: repairing the village church

Epeigné-les-Bois' church dates at least from 1221 as some of the main beams have been found to date from this year. It is possible that there was a church on this site before this date. 

Today we had the chance to visit the roof top to see how the repair work is progressing. This post will cover the repairs with two others to come inside the church and views across the village from above.  

The North Transept

The roof timbers above the nave 
(above and below)

South Transept

21st Century radio

Looking towards the clock, whose mechanism 
is now being repaired 

 A beam dating from 1221

Roof timbers looking towards the Mairie 

 Looking towards the Salle des Fêtes and Le Mairie

The long view 

South transept
Old mechanism for the clock 

Eastern end of the church

Photographer about to head back down 
(above and below)


Graham said...

Dendrochronology has its limitations. Beams are often reused so, especially if it is known that there was an earlier church on the site, the beams might be from that. Also, though a lesser point, main beams would have been allowed to age a good deal before being used in any load bearing role.

Graham being technical

Jim's Loire said...

Not certain whether there was a church on this site previously – quite possible, of course. Many thanks for your clarification.