(Aisne, France)
Surveyed: 1980-83, 1992-98, 2003, 2017
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.
Pre-apse with dado arcade like Oulchy and pointed arches, single shaft at east and double shafts like Morienval at the west; continuous impost; start of rectangular piers into nave on the west and two stones of the .arch begun
North arm with opening from choir through dado arcade (now blocked) with start of heavy rib vaults on south side, heavy.
External west two storey wall with start of circular shafts for arcade into nave, stopped at the evel of the portal capitals
Walls for a hree-bay nave added between choir and west, as decided not to build proposed arcade; in two campaigns.
Tower built over eastern bays
Ribs completed in north arm with capitals in 60s;
Eastern section rebuilt.

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