Montlevon
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 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.
Three eastern chapels laid out and walls begun, probably in at least 5 campaigns; the north just an apsidiole.
Crossing piers, arch lower than nave aisles, with large spans supporting domical and barrel vaults over big capitals at clerestory level.
Transept to south chapel with pilasters on WS pier and wall.
Work continues into the nave aisles with the piers and arches at a higher level, as far as the west wall
Nave clerestory with tall windows.
Aisle walls undatable, wall buttressing added, strengthening of tower, vaults to nave and aisles and the north apsidiole seems to have remained partly completed, or only partly integrated into aisle.


© Copyright 2016 fabricae.org