Sentiers du Patrimoine ®


Ensemble de maisons rurales

Informations directionnelles

Sortir de l’impasse, prendre en face (rue de la ruelle). Au bout de la rue, tourner à gauche. Avant l’école, prendre à droite. Arrivé au stade, prendre le chemin à gauche ; il s’infléchit vers la droite, continuez le, toujours vers la droite. A son extrémité prendre le chemin empierré vers la gauche. Au bout, continuer sur la route vers la droite. A l’entrée du hameau, emprunter en face, le chemin herbeux. Au bout de ce chemin (de Derrière la Chapelle) prendre, quasi en face, le chemin des Gloriettes. Longer l’étang de l’Ilon face à vous (l’étang étant à votre gauche) ; le quitter en suivant l’alignement de poteaux électriques. Tournez à droite pour rentrer dans Sandrancourt ; continuer sa Grande Rue jusqu’à la chapelle Sainte-Anne.

Prochain point :

Chapelle Sainte-Anne

Prochain point : lat="49.0354" lon="1.64763"

La grande Cour (great court)
A former stately home that became a common court of justice



A fragmented fiefdom...

This is where the house of the lords of Saint-Martin once stood. The fiefdom of Saint-Martin goes back at least to the ninth century. It comprised the territory of the current municipal area and the surrounding land, except for the Priory estate. The lord of Saint-Martin was a vassal of the Count of Meulan. This fairly large estate was divided up several times, leaving only scattered lands. The fiefdoms of Sandrancourt, Herville, Godelan and La Désirée were split off from the original fiefdom in the fourteenth century.



...Architecture disrupted by a series of transformations

The stately home was also referred to as the château or principal manor in texts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The lord of St. Martin had the power of "middle and low justice" to prosecute misdemeanors and impose fines of low value. There was thus a prison, which may have been installed in one of the turrets; only the one at the entrance of the courtyard still remains today. In the nineteenth century the area was converted into a farm. The dovecote is still visible in the courtyard. With the succession of owners, the large farm was transformed and divided up, causing it to lose its architectural unity. It ceased to be used for agricultural purposes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The buildings are now only used for habitation and the former common court has been privatized.





by Expression Nomade