Manoir de Keroulas


Access to the exterior only. The Manoir de Kéroulas was formerly a prebendary house. It was built during the first half of the 16th century by Hamon Barbier, from the Maison de Kerjean, canon of Léon and abbot of Saint-Matthieu.

After his death, this opulent abbot left so many benefices in abeyance, that Pope Jules III said it was as if all the abbots of Brittany had died on the same day.

During the French Revolution it was sold off as national property. This distinctive building was subsequently purchased in 1825 by the bishop of Quimper to be made into an ecclesiastical boarding-house. IT served as a home for the old priests between 1830 and 1837 before being returned to its original use. The bishop donated the building to the district, on one condition that it would be used for “the pupils from Saint-Pol-de-Léon where were most in need”.
The definitive transfer was authorized by imperial decree on March, 6th 1861. A wing was added during its transformation into a branch of the school.

This distinctive building is enclosed by a remarkable entrance gate in gothic style, and boasrts a beautiful ogival door with little columns and wide windows with basket-handle arches. The two buildings at right angles to each other are separated by a polygonal turret which has a spiral staircase.

Spoken languages : French




Rue du petit collègue
29250 Saint-Pol-de-Léon

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