Cernay-lès-Reims
(Marne, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 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.
Possible apsidiole or square ended apse finishing level with later eastern chapel walls.
Crossing piers and transept together with entries into nave; vaulted with room over for tower.
The west wall from one buttress to the other was built first, probably full height; included the portal, but not the porch.
Nave inserted between west wall and crossing, and shafts were added onto the face of the west wall.
Nave and crossing clerestory.
North and south chapels to the east of crossing added;
Upper part of tower and the porch to western door.


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