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Former hospice of Oultremont

Former hospice of Oultremont


Former hospice of Oultremont

This former residence of the canons owes its name to Gérard d'Oultremont, who rebuilt it in the 16th century on the site of a building that had the same function. The complex is on three sides of a courtyard dominated by a tower. The largest wing houses a dwelling with openings that were modified in the 18th century, as were various other parts, and which features architectural elements decorated with human heads. It is accessed up a ramp supported by four Roman archways leading to a façade of brick and limestone rising to three and a half storeys on a high bonded base wall. The wing is distinctive for the presence of a bas-relief of the Virgin with Child from the 17th century. The ground floor retains a doorway with Gothic modenature, one of the features of the building. The upper levels are composed in a fairly similar manner under a pitched slate roof. The façade overlooking the courtyard has very few openings and is extended by a slight curve that rejoins the circular tower whose top floor is octagonal in shape and projects slightly. Probably from a later date, a gallery with two archways and Tuscan column forms a link with the wing opposite the residential quarters. The rear façade looks out over the gardens. This wing, which used to be higher and featured a tower, is on one level only. Its gable end contains a fountain from the end of the 18th century or beginning of the 19th. The building houses the Tourist Office for the Pays de Huy, Meuse-Condroz.

Building listed on 1st August 1933

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Lat : 50.5186614Lng : 5.2372255
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