Viel-Arcy
(Aisne, France)
Saints-Pierre-et-Paul
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2003, 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.
Apse dado, crossing and tower base with pilaster for nave with taller piers; there were openings into small lateral chapels, now rebuilt;
Apse to vaults and cornice; the apse windows are curved on outside but straight on inner face.
Upper tower, since rebuilt
Nave and west door with lower piers, but no walls to the aisles, and with extension for north aisle.
North arm with about 4 courses of lower aisle wall butted into earlier work both ends.
South arm, complete upper walls to aisles


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