Old School in Aubechies
On the site of the former abbey of the Trinité and Saint-Géry, this former farmhouse dates from 1778 - Listed monument.
The old building tells part of the story of Aubechies: before becoming a farmhouse in 1778, this building seems to have been the priory of the ephemeral Benedictine monastery of the late 11th century.
Entirely “rebuilt from my debris in 1778”, as a now illegible inscription states, it is a typical example of the traditional Tournaisian farmhouse: the long, low building is built of brick on a sandstone base, which is typical of the Tournaisian architectural style. The 7 windows with limestone ashlar frames are also characteristic of this style.
In 1862, the barons of Hérissem, who had become the owners of the building, gave it to the village to be used as a school.
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