Une maison du quartier cathédral de Tours (Indre-et-Loire) : évolution architecturale et techniques de construction

Revue Archéologique du Centre de la France. 2005;43:223-246


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Journal Title: Revue Archéologique du Centre de la France

ISSN: 0220-6617 (Print); 1951-6207 (Online)

Publisher: Fédération pour l'Edition de la Revue Archéologique du Centre de la France

LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: French

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Bastien Lefebvre


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Abstract | Full Text

12 rue du Général Meusnier in Tours was the object of a thorough university-conducted building study, the objective of which was to identify the different stages of construction and to establish a sequence to better understand the architectural evolution of the building. What is special about it is that it is situated within the town itself. The house is in fact constructed inside the site of the ancient amphitheatre and contains reused masonry from this building, itself very complex. Different medieval states have also been recognised. There are four significant periods of use of the site which have been identified before the 16th century, each evoking a different topographical situation.Besides discovering the complexity of the building, this study highlights particular points (choice of material, size of stone, scaffolding, structure…), the construction techniques used at the end of the Middle Ages, phase 4.