Couvrelles
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Lubin
Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 2003, 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.
Walls remnants on the lateral external faces of the apse that include doors, one of which connected to the castle;
Apse that was probably circular with a low vault, and includes the two shafts and capitals in the entry presumably with an arch;
Bases to the crossing piers without aisles, to the level of the apse capitals; this was the intended height for the nave clerestory;
West front constructed on its own full height, for a much taller church; this was in the last years of the decade;
Nave, crossing and apse built in a multitude of small campaigns through the 80s and 90s
Nave, crossing and apse vaulted;


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