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The belfry by unquestionable sides resembles its counterparts much. On the other hand it is also very different…

Like Douai or Béthune, the belfry of Bergues had high windows, provided with louver. At the time of the restoration of 1560, one walled them because they had become useless, the bells having been gone up on the platform superior, with the creation of the bell-tower.

Like Douai or Béthune, the belfry of Bergues had most probably crenels. The decorative reason for the parapet of the covered way seemed well to indicate a truncated decoration. There too, this change would have been induced by the new crowning of the tower

Like Douai or Béthune, the belfry of Bergues has three turrets in corbelling, and a staircase in the fourth turret which leaves the ground.

Like Douai or Béthune, the belfry of Bergues had a roof in the shape of pyramidal arrow.

On the other hand…

The belfry of Bergues was practically entirely out of brick, (brick of sand, yellow color) and not out of stone.

And especially, unlike all the towers of the time, which they are civil or religious, the belfry of Bergues did not have any external buttress

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Mise à jour : jeudi 07 août 2008


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