Lavannes
(Marne, France)
Saint-Lambert
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.
Narthex under tower with west door and shafts for nave aisle arch on the north, for rib vault supporting next storey over vault.
Set out east, possibly north ahead of south as land falls away to the south; heavily rebuilt.
Chapel capitals and vaults.
Capitals over first shafts of the nave designed for rib vaults in the aisles.
Western crossing clerestory
Nave piers and wall bases and capitals built together and not designed for ribs, probably intended doubleau arches and timber roof.
Rib vaults added to aisles with doubleau arches.
Nave clerestory in bays 1-3 with octagon imposts and flyers.
Nave clerestory in bays 3-5 with square imposts.


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