Largny-sur-Automne
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Denis
Surveyed: 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.
Apse lowest 16 courses not for rib vaults, to partway up window frames, could have been before Crusade.
Nave arcade piers and west front extended across aisles from south face of WS5 to north corner of aisle; whole of nave completed in 4 campaigns.
Arcade arches with break just above clerestory window sills
Nave upper walls and capitals to window to west and timber roof.
Apse rib shafts and bases added en delit into older walls, above which the shafts are engaged; crossing, base to transepts and south tower consisting of some 6 campaigns with many modifications to profiles, and includes a large campaign under the tower
Tower II continued above vaults to start of gable over window to south.
Ssouth arm and vault, with vault in tower II.
North arm and all aisle walls, west porch.


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