Église Saint-Pierre

THE ABANDONED CHURCH IN BELGIUM

‘Église Saint-Pierre’ is an abandoned church in the Belgium town Grâce-Hollogne. The church was demolished.

The site where this church was built, was originally a Merovingian cemetery. According to archaeological sources, the Romanesque tower is the last remains of the first church. The tower was built in the 12th century. Later there was also a Gothic church here. The current neoclassical church was built in 1756 and enlarged in 1895. The building has been closed in 1999 due to the danger of collapsing. The church had suffered from dry rot and an earthquake in 1983.

Demolition

The church was protected in 1972, but in the 2010s it is in such a bad state they had to partly demolished it. The post-medieval part of the building is still protected. As a result the Romanesque tower is preserved and is being restored. These photos are taken a couple of months before the demolition. Today, there is a small park on the site of ‘Église Saint-Pierre’.

Built 1756
Abandoned 1999
Demolished 2017
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