Lagny-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne)


Building Data

  • Type: Abbey Church
  • Affiliation: Benedictine
  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Ile-de-France
  • Department: Seine-et-Marne
  • Coords: 48.877, 2.7063
  • Surveyed: 1972-74, 1977, 1992-98, 2015


Virtual Tour

Phase 1 - 1120s [1127]- west wall (a)

north lower west wall

Rationale for dating :

1107 dedication

Phase 2 - 1130s [1130]- west wall (c)

triple piers in south part of west wall for an interior that was taller than today, by altogether 6 courses, and the north wall raised at the same time.

Rationale for dating :

analysis in "The Ark" 4:690 [*MCS - Willow - Strap-X]

Phase 3 - 1200s [1201]- chapels (b)

foundations and with a north to south direction as piscines become more elaborate

Rationale for dating :

decadic range "The Ark" 1:537; has nothing to do with the 1184 fire

Phase 4 - 1200s [1205]- east walls (a)

chapel bases, and walls intending a huge building as seen in stone size and height of plinths; work continued possibly to above the sills with the chapel capitals and start of vaults [see "Templatemakers" 24-5]: an Add-a-Chapel scheme; stepped joints in walls to west of first column; alternation in piers; plinths and torus in one stone.
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Rationale for dating :

1206 dedication may have been for this work, see "The Ark" 1:537 and "Templatemakers" 24

Phase 9 - 1230s [1238]- choir (a)

choir arcade piers and capitals supporting pointed arches and preparation for a very tall building.

Rationale for dating :

decadic range "The Ark" 2:1391