The Enclos Paroissiaux of Argol & Rosnoen

The Enclos Paroissial of Argol is in the middle of the Crozon Peninsula. The Church of St Peter and St Paul was built in the 16C and added to and rebuilt in successive centuries. The enclosure is walled, accessed through a Triumphal Arch with a statue of King Gradlon, an Ossuary, Calvary and of course the Church with a South Porch.

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Argol
The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Argol
Th Ossuary, the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Argol
The Ossuary, the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Argol
The interior of the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Argol
The interior of the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Argol
The Triumphal Arch of the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Argol
The Triumphal Arch of the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Argol

The Church of St Audoën in Rosnoën is 16C-17C, and restored in the 19C, was obviously one of the Enclos Paroissial with walls, Ossuary, and Calvary. However, for some reason, the authorities drove roads through the churchyard, isolating the Church in the middle and leaving the Ossuary and Calvary stranded. Apparently the carvings on the Calvary were made by Roland Doré but some have been removed and are placed around the WWII war memorial.

The Church of St Audoen, Rosnoen
The Church of St Audoen, Rosnoen
The South Porch of the Church of St Audoen, Rosnoen
The South Porch of the Church of St Audoen, Rosnoen, with a carving by Roland Dore’s workshop over the doorway
The Ossuary of the Church of St Audoen, Rosnoen
The Ossuary of the Church of St Audoen, Rosnoen

Two of the seventy odd Enclos Paroissiaux in Brittany – all interesting!

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