Marle (Aisne)


Building Data

  • Type: Priory Church
  • Affiliation: Benedictine
  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Picardie
  • Department: Aisne
  • Coords: 49.740, 3.7706
  • Surveyed: 1980-83, 2015


Virtual Tour

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


Phase 1 - 1180 - apse, south (b) - 147 Units

Foundations and bases to east and south chapel

Phase 2 - 1180 - east - 120 Units

Eastern aisle capitals in chapels with transept walls and start of the south nave aisle wall to Ws2, vaults later; the apse vaulting caps level with the lower string course in transepts, while in the west this sits under the triforium, but in east this is as high as it was meant to go; the apse windows would then have been arched over above the caps [the lower string could have been intended to be the base of the clerestory windows]

Phase 3 - 1190 - apse (c) - 65 Units

Raised height of crossing and transepts with blank walls on the east, and in the apse by steeply pointed and peaked arches for a tall vault and very tall windows

Phase 3 - 1190 - crossing (c) - 70 Units

Crossing shafts with simple well-designed caps built with south transept to the clerestory level with smallish windows while the start of tall triforium in WS1 made much smaller after first shaft with the south at all times ahead of north

Phase 4 - 1200 - W5 (a) - 80 Units

W5 aisle caps

Phase 5 - 1210 - nave (t) - 28 Units

Nave triforium

Phase 6 - 1220 - s transept (c) - 25 Units

South transept

Phase 7 - 1220 - tower - 25 Units


Phase 7 - Later

Rest of triforium and nave clerestory, and north transept, south aisle wall 2-6 and external wall of the north aisle from Wn1, including dado; also the west wall and even later nave drum piers together both sides, drum caps all to same template