Brumetz
(Aisne, France)
Saints-Crépin-et-Crépinien
Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 2003, 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.
Existing apse, visible in EN1ne corner and in overhang from tower; the base was built for an apsidiole on the south up to floor level with a buttress on the south side.
The western crossing piers have triplet shafts, designed for a rib vault over the crossing but none to the west; built only a few courses including part of opening into an intended south nave aisle; in a later campaign a few of the lower courses of the west wall were erected
Eastern crossing piers butted up to the apse, probably with solid side walls with dados on each side; capitals to all four crossing piers and vault; the large window to the south was cut through wall at a later date to give more light;
The nave bay completed to the capitals and vaults; the rest of the west wall with an opening and capitals into an intended south aisle;
North transept in three campaigns;
Old apse demolished; new apse in three campaigns;
One bay of aisle on north side of nave with a passage cut through transept wall;


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