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Ambleny (Aisne)


Building Data

  • Type: Parish Church
  • Affiliation:
  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Picardie
  • Department: Aisne
  • Coords: 49.380, 3.1844
  • Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 2003, 2014


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Timeline and Costing Data (if available, in building units)


Phase 2 - 1160 - north - 30 Units

North wall to north with bases and shafts to 8 courses, joined to the remnants of the older wall;

Phase 3 - 1160 - piers (b) - 30 Units

Bases to crossing piers, including bases on south entry into nave where steps down to floor before the sw corner; both northern walls to window sill plus 3 courses;

Phase 4 - 1160 - piers - 30 Units

North and crossing capitals and start of vaults; starts arch over north side of south entry into nave; bases for the south wall;

Phase 5 - 1160 - north (v) - 35 Units

Vaults in north and crossing with upper north window; on south windows to one course above sill drip; completes the arch over south entry into nave aisle;

Phase 6 - 1170 - south (c) - 60 Units

Complete north and crossing vaults with the upper walls; on the south carves the capitals, starts the vaults with thinner ribs above tas-de-charge and rose in south wall;

Phase 7 - 1180 - nave 1-3 (c) - 25 Units

North aisle walls to 7 courses above torus in the north as far as east side of blocked door, where stopped, possibly to avoid earlier building; south aisle wall of 6 courses from transept to east jamb of south door; probably together as both sets of bases have splayed plinths;

Phase 8 - 1190 - portal (b) - 20 Units

Bases to the west portal and west wall and stairs to tread 3; intended a projection on the inside, possibly for an inner gable or internal portal;

Phase 9 - 1190 - nave walls - 15 Units

Nave aisle windows have different sill heights in north and south, and from fall in the land presume the south was later; some work on walls on west side of both side doors, but messy; some aisle capitals;

Phase 10 - 1190 - W-w - 35 Units

Western bay to caps and vault, inner projection removed; continued to just under (a+) window slope; western capitals have different imposts and plans to those further east;

Phase 11 - 1200 - portal (a) - 25 Units

Carved corbels with heads alongside portal, started the gable and (a+) windows;

Phase 12 - 1200 - nave (b) - 40 Units

Removed old nave piers to eastern 3 bays and carved drums with different imposts; something still left standing in the way from the confused work in the walls and the leaving of the two w4 piers; carved the first arcade bases for the shafts for the high vault;

Phase 13 - 1200 - nave (a) - 40 Units

All aisle vaults and arcade arches, completed in two parts as shafts over piers varied; third stage of the western wall to the top of windows with western shafts;

Phase 14 - 1200 - nave (c) - 80 Units

Clerestory wall somewhat higher in east, built slowly with vaults; all clerestory vaults begun together;

Phase 15 - 1220 - tower - 30 Units


Phase 1 - Earlier

West wall of north transept has 8 courses from an earlier building; there was probably an earlier nave west wall in line with pier 4 that would have remained when the nave was finished;

Phase 16 - Later

Last bay in the west with lancets and rose, now replaced;