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Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Church, Classified in Caussade
  • In the 12th century and probably since the 10th century, a first church of Notre Dame was a priory of the abbey of Moissac. In 1455 a significant part of it was completed. It is not known whether the stone part of the bell tower dates from this period or is a century older. It is known, however, that the bell chamber and the brick spire of the Toulouse bell tower date from the first half of the 16th century, just in time for the Duras Reisers to throw eight priests out of it in 1562 before...
    In the 12th century and probably since the 10th century, a first church of Notre Dame was a priory of the abbey of Moissac. In 1455 a significant part of it was completed. It is not known whether the stone part of the bell tower dates from this period or is a century older. It is known, however, that the bell chamber and the brick spire of the Toulouse bell tower date from the first half of the 16th century, just in time for the Duras Reisers to throw eight priests out of it in 1562 before burning the church. Its materials were then used for fortifications and, after 1629, were returned for the third church, that of the rector Lacombe, parish priest from 1630 to 1670, who did not hesitate to collect tithes from the Protestants, gun in hand.
    A temple of Reason during the Revolution, its bell tower narrowly escaped demolition in 1794. The nave was demolished in 1878 to make way for a larger, fourth building completed in 1882, in the neo-Gothic style. Its greatest interest remains the bell tower, which was included in the first series of Historic Monuments in 1840. After 1850, Viollet-de-Duc added a crenellation to it. At 54 metres, it is the highest in the department behind the modern bell tower of Saint-Orens in Montauban.
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