Azy-sur-Marne
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Félix
Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 2014
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.
Crossing and apse
Tower I with joints just over present vault.
Tower II
South nave door may have been on west or temporary on south, but has been cut down as seen in changes from shaft to chevrons.
West portal, rebuilt.
Apse and next bay with solid lateral walls.
Nave aisle arcade only: the aisle external walls are from the 17th century.
Remove the old crossing and underpin the tower keeping corner piers, add large arches over solid shafts for side rooms and higher arches on east and west; intended rib vaults in the nave and inserted crossing vault under tower.
Nave clerestory, west rose.
Remove south wall of crossing and add room with stairs.


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