Autry-Issards, Église de la Sainte-Trinité

    Priory belonging to the diocese of Bourges; dependent upon Le Montet. The east end terminates in triple apses, of which the central one is original, while the chapel to the south is a slightly later addition and that to the north a nineteenth century rebuild. The choir is heavily vaulted with barrel vault and closely-spaced transverse arches; it communicates to the south with the base of the tower and to the north to the rebuilt chapel. With the aisleless nave the church gains width: the outer walls of petit appareil have been fitted with an internal armature (like Montilly), which articulates the interior space of the church, decreasing the span of the pointed barrel vault. Each bay is defined by a single pointed arch which extends from floor to the top of the wall, and within which is a mini-arcade of two rounded arches topped by a window, The outward thrust created by the vault imposed on the nave walls required the exterior strip buttresses to be reinforced. The barrel vault has likely been restored, or even completely rebuilt in subsequent centuries.