Arcy-Sainte-Restitue
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2015
This is an experimental section where John James is attempting to identify the carvers though the use of common templates and/or a recognisable manners of carving. Such a large-scale analysis of all the capitals in these buildings has not been attempted before. As an ongoing enterprise that is still in its infancy, we seek your input. John believes this has the potential to increase our understanding of how they worked and to provide a more solid basis for dating than we have had.
Apse and aisle levels of the choir
East E2 bay left remains on wall with chevron arcade and capitals; first bay on north with massive ribs and dado in many campaigns to set out and built over next two decades.
Nave aisle on the north 3-4, dado arcade in the first bay, one vault in second bay
Nave aisle south 2-3
Nave gallery south 2-3, now filled in as unstable
Rebuilt east and many elements in the nave with considerable strengthening in later centuries; windows inserted in aisles later; cleerstory and west front.


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