Saint-Sépulcre, Paris

The Chapter of the Holy Sepulchre (French: chapitre du Saint-Sépulcre), also named the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (église du Saint-Sépulcre), was a church in Paris, France.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Église du Saint-Sépulcre de Paris
Église Saint-Sépulcre près Saint-Méry (Paris) (cropped).jpg
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Paris, 18th century
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Location
MunicipalityParis
CountryFrance
Saint-Sépulcre, Paris is located in Paris
Saint-Sépulcre, Paris
Shown within Paris
Geographic coordinates48°51′52″N 2°21′01″E / 48.864461°N 2.350194°E / 48.864461; 2.350194Coordinates: 48°51′52″N 2°21′01″E / 48.864461°N 2.350194°E / 48.864461; 2.350194
Architecture
Completed1326
Demolished19th century

LocationEdit

The church was located at 60 Rue Saint-Denis. Just before the Revolution, the building was in an exclave of the Saint-Merri parish.[1]

HistoryEdit

The church and the hospital belonged to the Canons Regular of the Holy Sepulchre. They were built in 1326 to host the pilgrims who went through Paris on their way to or back from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

The Canons Regular of the Holy Sepulchre were suppressed in 1790.

In 1791, a company of Dutch or Batavian merchants acquired the buildings. They had the buildings demolished and built a large trade house, the cour batave ("Batavian courtyard"), on the site. The house was designed by architects Jean-Nicolas Sobre and Célestin-Joseph Happe. It was destroyed to enable the opening of Boulevard de Sébastopol and the expansion of Rue de la Cossonnerie [fr].[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Junié, Jean (1904). Plan des paroisses de Paris avec la distinction des parties éparses qui en dépendent dressé par J. Junié, ingénieur géographe de Monseigneur l’Archevêque et géomètre des Eaux et forêts de France en 1786 (in French). Service des Travaux historiques de la Ville de Paris.
  2. ^ "Analyse diachronique de l'espace urbain parisien : approche géomatique (ALPAGE)". mapd.sig.huma-num.fr (in French). Retrieved October 12, 2019.

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