Belfries of Belgium and France – Beffroi – Gravelines, France; Pmaupin; Waymarking

France – Belfries of Belgium and France

Quick Description: [EN] The Belfry was first built in 1608, rebuilt between 1822 and 1827, and was listed as a historic monument in 1948. [FR] Le Beffroi a été construit une première fois en 1608, reconstruit entre 1822 et 1827, il a été inscrit au titre des monuments historiques en 1948.

Period of construction: 1822-1827; Date of classification: Classified as UNESCO World Heritage in July 2005; Typology: Isolated belfry; Architect: Bruno Grawez; Materials: Yellow sand brick, limestone; Height: 27 meters.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a “Historic Monument”, the Dunkirk Belfry was erected around 1827.

Gravelines built its first belfry in 1608, but soon this communal tower suffered the onslaught of time, worsening the condition of the building over the years.

In 1821, the building becomes too dangerous for passers-by and houses, so it is destroyed.

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