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Sermaises (Loiret)

La Nativité

Building Data

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  • Type: Priory Church
  • Affiliation: Benedictine
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  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Centre
  • Department: Loiret
  • Coords: 48.295, 2.2040
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  • Surveyed: 1980-83, 2015

Map

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






Phases

Phase 1 - 1140 - nave - 20 Units


No details within tower base, but these capitals that were presumably over this pier in the earlier nave were raised into what is today the W6 clerestory.


Phase 2 - 1140 - tower II - 15 Units


Tower II


Phase 3 - 1210 - east (d) - 24 Units


Wall bases E1-2 laid out in three campaigns, and more for the compound pier to N2 and hollow octagons to S2; dado in the east.


Phase 4 - 1210 - middle (b) - 16 Units


Walls up to tower, piers N3-5 oct-round-oct and S3-4 round-oct


Phase 5 - 1220 - east (a) - 20 Units


Bay 1-3 aisles


Phase 6 - 1220 - middle (a) - 26 Units


Bay 3-4 aisles and N6-w doorway.


Phase 7 - 1230 - east (t) - 15 Units


Triforium E1-2, no clerestory


Phase 8 - 1230 - nave (a) - 25 Units


Aisles 4-5,


Phase 9 - 1240 - mid (t,c) - 28 Units


Triforium and clerestory 2-4.


Phase 10 - 1240 - west - 22 Units


Clerestory 4-6 and bay 5-6 built as a unit to west of tower, with the central door moved out.


Phase 11 - Later


Completion of western bay and its vaults and the remaining 1140s nave capitals moved to clerestory after west doors.