Church of St. Peter, Chennevières-sur-Marne

The Church of St. Peter (French: église Saint-Pierre) is a Roman Catholic church in Chennevières-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne, France. It is partly listed as a Class Historic Monument.

Church of St. Peter
French: Église Saint-Pierre de Chennevières-sur-Marne
Eglise Ss Pierre et Paul de Chennevières.jpg
Church of St. Peter is located in Paris and inner ring
Church of St. Peter
Church of St. Peter
Location within Paris and the inner ring
48°47′42″N 2°31′49″E / 48.79500°N 2.53028°E / 48.79500; 2.53028Coordinates: 48°47′42″N 2°31′49″E / 48.79500°N 2.53028°E / 48.79500; 2.53028
LocationChennevières-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne
Country France
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
StatusChurch
DedicationSt. Peter
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architectural typeChurch
Administration
DioceseCréteil
Official nameEglise Saint-Pierre
CriteriaClass MH
DesignatedAugust 25, 1920
Reference no.PA00079863

HistoryEdit

The church belonged to the Abbey of Hiverneau de Lésigny, Essonne. It was mentioned for the first time in 1205.[1]

It was built in the 13th century and used as a priory church in the 14th century. Pits from the construction works were discovered by archaeological excavations near the apse in 2012–3.[2]

A part of the church was listed as a Class Historic Monument in 1920.[3]

DescriptionEdit

The church was built in the Champenois style. It has a nave without transept, and a semi-circular choir with 3 apses. The archaeological works revealed shallow foundations and the presence of tombs on three levels from 14th century to the early 19th century.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ M. Thibout (1944). "Chennevières-sur-Marne". Congrès archéologique de France (in French) (CIIIe session : Ile-de-France): 18–26.
  2. ^ a b Ardouin, Stéphane (2013). "Chennevières-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne), Chevet de l'église Saint-Pierre". Archéologie médiévale (in French) (43): 208. ISSN 0153-9337.
  3. ^ Base Mérimée: PA00079863, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)