Monthiers
(Aisne, France)
Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
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, remnants in the four corner piers, lower parts now encased in later stone leaving only four small shafts exposed; from the outside on the north the arch and window indicate a very low construction with a room for a tower above.
Small rooms to north and south, since when the northern one collapsed.
Apse with lower floor (see piscine) and raised height of crossing under the tower by eliminating the first level room, with at least six campaigns from details in the stairs.
Nave butted into crossing, fragile stone and light construction.


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