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Location type: Heritage
Number of texts: 2
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The church of the Immaculate Conception in Sougné-Remouchamps is a single-nave building with a tower in front and a chancel in three sections behind. The church, which was built in 1739 under the guidance of abbot Houssonloge, replaced the initial building constructed in 1230. The church was consecrated in 1744 and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. It was subsequently enlarged by two bays and a chancel in 1888 by M. Hallet.
The square tower, which bears witness to the initial 13th-century church, is built in limestone and chained at the corners. It has a more recent arched door with crooks (18th century). The church tower is four-sided and in slate, with skylights.
The nave features a high limestone dado and is toothed at the corners, as are the uprights of the windows. The nave has six bays lit by convex windows with lintel. The chancel consists of a single span ending with a chevet with three walls. The ceiling is vaulted and adjoins a sacristy to the east.
The church has a tiled bâtière roof with furring pieces on a flat course. Note the altar dating from the 18th century, the pulpit and the stalls in the chancel.
Listed (15-01-1936)
 

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Situated on the banks of the Amblève, encircled by an ancient graveyard with two fine chestnut trees in front of its porch, this church pleases those who appreciate rustic simplicity.
The first point to notice is its four sided Romanesque bell tower built in limestone (13th century).It is a listed building; one of the remnants of the ancient church. The present church, which is an extension of the tower, dates from 1744.
The interior is painted in white and is in the shape of a vessel with a single nave. It is illuminated by a dozen windows, some with stained glass and others just simple glass. The main altar is 18th century and recalls the Jesuit style. Some oak stalls in the choir. Louis XIV pulpit.

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