Cohan
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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.
Sets out apses to 5 or 6 courses; chapel on south intended, but not built;
Apse and transept walls together with dado arcades and for a much taller building ; stairs same all the way up;
First bay of the nave with thick ribs to chapel and aisle;
Apse and transept vaults in different campaigns with double oculi over triplet windows;
Nave three bays with west wall, portal, drums and pilasters at each end; built to underside of rose window in one campaign;
Clerestory windows and vaults to above rose; no work on the aisles;
Tower collapsed into side walls of apse; crossing strengthened and rebuilt with vaults at a lower level;


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