ARCHITECTURE VERNACULAIRE

CERAV

"LES CABANES" OR "LES SAVOURNINS BAS" –  ALIAS "LE VILLAGE DES BORIES" – 

AT GORDES, VAUCLUSE

Christian Lassure

A conference with slide show given at the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris

in Jean Cuisenier's and Jean-Marie Pesez's classes (1977-1978)


Part 5

version française

21 - Overall view of groups III et IV

 

22 - Ditto

 

The two groups stand side by side to the northwest of building IIa. Group III consists of a dwelling, stable-cum-sheep shelter and barn-cum-granary laid out round a small yard, at the east corner of which stands a subgroup comprized of an oven-cum-bakehouse and a storehouse-cum-henhouse. In the foreground can be seen the oven (on the left) and the barn (on the right). Behind the barn, is the stable-cum-sheep shelter. Behind the stable, is the dwelling of group III and, finally, at the back, in a central position, the dwelling of group IV.

 

23 - View of group III from the East

 

24 - Group III: the oven-cum-bakehouse

 

25 - Ditto: view of the oven's opening

 

The opening, with its surround of four voussoirs carved circularly, was closed by an upright stone slab hinged on an iron piece pivoting in a swivel hole.

 

26 - Group III: view of the store room-cum-henhouse

 

27 - Group III: entrance to the barn-cum-granary

 

Inside this hut, an intermediate floor supports two tanks made of stone slabs bound with mortar. The inside walls are coated with gypsum plaster carefully smoothed so as to keep rodents away.

 

28 - Group III: entrance of the stable-cum-sheep shelter

 

29 - Group III: niche and aperture in the outside wall of the stable-cum-sheep shelter

 

30 - Groups III et IV: view from the North

 

From left to right, barn-cum-granary, stable-cum-sheep shelter and dwelling.

 

31 - Ditto

 

32 - Group III: the rear part of the building

 

33 - Ditto

 

A gutter ensures the runoff of water at the rear of the building.

 

34 - Group IV: the entrance to the dwelling

 

Group IV falls into two subgroups, on the one hand a dwelling house adjoining the habitation of group III, and on the other hand, some 10 metres to the West, a conjoined stable-cum-sheep shelter, barn-cum-granary and pigstie-cum-henhouse linked to the dwelling by a low wall.

 

35 - Groups III and IV: the gutter between the dwellings

 

36 - Ditto: the chimney stack of the dwelling of Group III

 

37 - Group IV, subgroup IVb

 

From right to left (anticlockwise), the barn-cum-granary (concealing the stable-cum-sheep shelter behind) and the pigstie-cum-henhouse with its small enclosure.

 

38- Ditto

 

39 - Ditto: the sheep shelter and the barn viewed from the North

 

Obviously, the barn is later in date than the sheep shelter as evidenced by its abutting against it.

 

40 - Ditto: from left to right (clockwise), the sheep shelter, barn and pigstie viewed from the South

 

41 - Ditto: the pigstie viewed from the South

 

42 - Ditto: the pigstie's east corner with, in the background, the sheep shelter abutting against the barn

TO BE CONTINUED


© CERAV

May 3rd, 2004

To be referenced as :

Christian Lassure

"Les Cabanes" or "Les Savournins Bas" – alias "Le Village des Bories" – at Gordes, Vaucluse, Part 5

http://www.pierreseche.com/projection_gordes_groupes_III-IV_angl.htm

May 3rd, 2004

 

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