Austrian Period (1714 - 1795)

During this period, the abbey of Cambron repairs and restores its built properties, it is also at this time that the abbey of St. Denis built the farm of the park in Montignies as we see the vintage on the roof and the bell tower , 1778 - 1179, and an inscription "rûre et aratro" (by the dew and the plough).

The bourgeois farm where the tithe was paid (the huge barn was destroyed during the hurricane of March 12, 1876), and the parish house of Montignies, burned down by the Germans on 25-9-1914.

Under Joseph II, - on March 17, 1789, an ordinance for the suppression of the abbeys of Cambron, St Denis, St. Ghislain and the schoolchildren's valley in Mons appeared, Cambron received the application of the edict on the following January 7.
At the same time, the parish priests, vicars, mayors, aldermen of the surrounding villages addressed a petition to Joseph II to obtain the maintenance of the community, testifying their gratitude for the charity, the good example and the good administration of the monks, the monks left Cambron in the summer of 1797. (C. Monier), the ancient abbey of St. Bernard ransacked, burned, demolished and sold with its properties,

Brabant Revolution - 1789

In the patriotic subscription of Hainaut, we note:

  • mm. paillot de Montignies - a man for 6 months
  • The inhabitants - 105 h.
  • Henau, priest - 195 h.
  • Delattre, parish priest of Neufvilles - 150 h.
  • Pastor, mayors and inhabitants of roadway nd - 432 h,125
  • Louvignies - 155 h 65
  • Sale of national assets: Department of jemappes ... 3 pluviose year VI,
  • Sale of Cambron Abbey, 100,000 francs to Duval de Beaulieu 1789,
  • Sale of the Moulin des Prés, 45,000 to Nicolas Cattier from Montignies;
  • Sale of marsh cense to Lebrun-Paternotte de Montignies.