Enclos Paroissial de Saint-Thegonnec, Saint-Thegonnec

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The Saint-Thégonnec Parish close is located at Saint-Thégonnec in the arrondissement of Morlaix in Brittany in north-western France. The enclos paroissial comprises the parish church of Notre-Dame, a triumphal arch and enclosure wall, an ossuary and the famous calvary . There is a second calvary set into the enclosure wall and the war memorial dedicated to those lost in the 1914-1918 war is also set into another section of the wall.On 8 June 1998, a fire destroyed a part of the north aisle and an extensive programme of restoration was finished in 2005. The Gothic bell-tower and Renaissance tower dates from 1563 and was finished in 1626. The porch has a sculpture depicting Saint Thégonnec in the attire of a bishop and inside the porch, statues of some of the apostles lead towards the door into the church. The church has a rood screen and in the choir area the stained glass is by Jean-Louis Nicolas and dates to 1862-1863.History of the churchThe western Beaumanoir type bell-tower porch dates to 1563 and the monumental entrance was completed in 1587. Between 1589 and 1610 the bell-tower was improved and crowned with lanterons in 1626. The church bells are dated 1599 and 1605 and a sun-dial dates to 1606. Between 1640 and 1652 the north aisle was built by Paul Prédiry and Mathurin Renault, master masons, and the fenestration came from the workshop of Jean Le Bescont and were transported from Landerneau to Saint-Thégonnec and erected in 1651. The south aisle was reconstructed from 1653 to 1658 by Yves Le Bescont. The church was enlarged between 1667 and 1669, the apse being moved by several feet, this work being executed by Guillaume Plédran and in 1670 the western part of the nave was raised to accommodate the installation of the organ. From 1686 to 1690, the architect Guillaume Le Taoc rebuilt the sacristy to the north of the choir. Between 1713 and 1714 further modifications were carried out under the direction of the Brest architect, Etienne Le Marchand.
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  • August 17, 2017
    more comprehensive than Sizun, free tour with the SPREV (Breton association which offers free tours in the main churches of the corner)
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  • August 9, 2017
    Saint-Angeles enclosure, built from the 16th to the 18th centuries, is the most important sector pens and is a must. Located in the heart of the village, visiting this monument can be accompanied by a guide during the summer period. The Interior of the Church is worth a visit, it is far from austere. The ossuary houses a magnificent scene of life-size entombment. If you like religious art, I suggest visiting this site.
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  • August 5, 2017
    In contrast to Guimiliau or Pleyben, not the Calvaire is the real eye-catcher, but the magnificent triumphal arch in the enclosed presbytery of Saint-Thégonnec. Also the charnel house is richly decorated. In the crucifixion scene of Calvaires, the two thief wearing harem pants - according to the fashion at the time of its construction...
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  • August 31, 2017
    One of the most delightful enclos in the area with a remarkable mis en tombeau in the ossuary museum. Well worth a visit.
  • February 11, 2017
    Really lovely place ! Unfortunately a part of the church was rebuilt because of a fire. Ossuary is closed from September to April.
  • August 15, 2017
    Impressive breton calvary. The oldest in Britain. Very close to the sea. So twice as beautiful
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  • August 23, 2017
    Nice enclosures parroissial has a beautiful Calvary, a beautiful ossuary and a very beautiful church.
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  • August 8, 2017
    An important place and intéressante for discovering and understanding the Kingdom, you see!
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