Mareuil-en-Dôle
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Germain
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.
Nave three bays, without aisles, possibly with solid walls [date ex west door capitals, though could have been before the crusade]
Porch added, possibly late in the decade from one capital with a small leaf.
Apse and crossing with openings to each side stabilised with lateral buttresses, with octagonal bases under the rib shafts for the vaults[date early in the decade from the capitals]
North with plain walls and large opening into aisle.
South with smaller opening into aisles; both aisle walls may have been built at the same time or earlier, but not with nave walls.
Rebuilt nave piers and decorated arches, and vaults set into transepts.


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