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Un diagnostic sur un logis renaissance dans un bourg rural : la Maison Laurens à Foussais (Foussais-Payré, Vendée)

Abstract : The purchase by the municipality of this vast urban residence dating from 1552 and the associated redevelopment and restoration projects led the SRA des Pays de la Loire to prescribe a diagnosis in the fall of 2018. Several meetings prior to the work site enabled Inrap and the SRA to jointly develop an intervention program and define its objectives. Generally speaking, it was decided to research the original volume of the building, particularly that of its parts that have disappeared (gallery) or been radically transformed (east wing), and to study the framework, dated 1554 by dendrochronology. Within this framework and depending on the areas that were actually accessible, the archaeological interventions (pitting) were concentrated on the old stairwell, the four levels of the east wing, the gallery and the attic. It was thus possible, in the area studied, to restore all of the original volumes and circulations, to confirm the existence of the gallery floor and the entresol of the east wing, to reveal the presence of a second tower that was a counterpart to the staircase tower and framed the gallery, to identify the framework as an early model of a lierne framework, and to uncover numerous remains of the Renaissance sculpted decoration, showing a much better state of conservation of the ancient interior features than was initially estimated. The study of these decorations has allowed us to better situate the building in the current of building sites and works carried out in the region (the Bas-Poitou and notably the neighboring towns of Fontenay-le-Comte and Coulonges-sur-l’Autize) during the years 1540 – 1560.
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Jérôme Pascal. Un diagnostic sur un logis renaissance dans un bourg rural : la Maison Laurens à Foussais (Foussais-Payré, Vendée). Inrap. Archéologie préventive sur le bâti : 5e séminaire scientifique et technique de l’Inrap, Oct 2021, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France. 2021. ⟨hal-03419508⟩



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