Longpont (Aisne)

Saint-Sébastien

Building Data

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  • Type: Abbey Church
  • Affiliation: Cistercian
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  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Picardie
  • Department: Aisne
  • Coords: 49.272, 3.2214
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  • Surveyed: 1980-83, 2003, 2015

Map

Documents

1214, 21 June



ITEM OBIIT AINORS, COMITISSA SANCTI QUINTINI QUAE DEDIT NOBIS TOTUM MIRRINUM, QUOD SUPERPOSITUM EST SUPER CAPUT ECCLESIAE NOSTRAE ET TOTUM MIRRINUM STALLARUM NOSTRARUM ET PER OPTIMAM VITREAM.

Obit Ainors, countess of Saint-Quentin who dedicates to us all of the oak located above the head of our church and all of the oak for our stalls and for the best windows.

Source: Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Collection Balluze, xlvi, 463.
This could have been given to the cathedral of Soissons, depending how the text is read. See Lefèvre-Pontalis, "L'église abbatiale de Longpont", pg. 411, who suggests Longpont; and Bruzelius, "Cistercian High Gothic", pg. 8, note10, who suggests Soissons.

1227, 24 October



MCCXXVII, NONO KALENDAS NOVEMBRIS, DEDICATA EST BASILICA ISTA ET ALTARE HOC CONSECRATUM…

1227, 9 calends of November, the basilica was dedicated and the high altar consecrated...

Source: Muldrac, Antonio, Compendiosum abbatiae Longipontis suessionensis Chronicon, Paris, 1652, 234.
Muldrac copied an inscription set onto the wall near the tomb of Jean de Montmirail.