The Church of Notre Dame de Delivrance at Le Quillio

The Church of Notre Dame de Délivrance at Le Quillio is an enclos paroissial – a walled church with ossuary (no longer obvious), and calvary, and it was built from the wealth of the flax and linen trade. It was also situated on one of the Pilgrim Routes to Santiago de Compostela – starting in the Abbey of Beauport.

Part of the Pilgrim Route, Le Quillio (http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=5996369)
Part of the Pilgrim Route, Le Quillio (http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=5996369)

‘..The cemetery surrounding the church includes the names of Legris-Duval, Le Couedic du Cosquer, Gardin de Boisdulier … rich merchants who specialised in the trade of linen cloths called “les mountains” and financial donors for the construction  of the religious edifice…’.

The church of Notre Dame in Le Quillio

South Porch of the Church in Le Quillio

Inside the church is richly decorated, with statues, wall paintings, and a beautiful, painted ceiling. I can’t find any information about the coat of arms, sadly.

The Church of Notre Dame at Le Quillio

The Church of Notre Dame at Le Quillio

The Church of Notre Dame at Le Quillio

The Church of Notre Dame at Le Quillio

Coat of arms on the ceiling of the Church of Notre Dame at Le Quillio

On either side of the high altar there are two wall paintings –

Wall paintings in the Church at Le Quillio Wall paintings in the Church at Le Quillio

There are two side chapels; in one there is a remarkable wooden alterpiece, and in the other the ceiling is stunning. A lot of money was spent on the decoration of this church, and the merchants funding the work must have been very wealthy indeed.

Wooden Altarpiece in the Church of Le Quillio

Wooden Altarpiece in the Church of Le Quillio

Painted ceiling in the Church of Le Quillio

The Calvary has a beautiful pièta –

Further information
Photographs on interesting blogsite
Information about Brittany

 

 

2 comments

  1. The ceilings are wonderful, aren’t they? I was in St. Mary’s in Beverley, Yorkshire, recently and that has a fabulous ceiling too, in a different style. (I’ve yet to write it up 🙂 ) Some of my favourite churches are the Polish ones. Dad was Polish so I’ve made quite a few trips there.
    Have a good week!

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