Crandelain
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 2015
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 piers to aisle impost, start of chapels; presume there had been an earlier church to the east; havily destroyed in 1918.
East bases to windows, all three wings seem together, though determined partly when ought to be as no toichological evidence left.
West front start of nave foundations, date 1106 ex SS master in the capitals
West porch and all levels of the tower, dated ex Nouvion tower
Tower i
Tower II
East caps and vaults with the crossing and 'R' profiles
West bases and arches.
Nave clerestory and flyers


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