(Aisne, France)
La Nativité
Surveyed: 1972-74, 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 with an apse and possible barrel vault set lower than present vault.
Two-storey tower over crossing.
North nave two-bay with arcade, continues to the south wall and portal.
Crossing shafts inserted within the walls of older crossing and first level of tower combining the two; a number of campaigns; crossing capitals and vault.
Old apse demolished and new 2-bay apse constructed with vaults.
North chapel added with western entry.

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