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Rib-vaulted Churches

LIST OF EUROPEAN RIB-VAULTED BUILDINGS BEFORE 1145.

The following is a list of all those European churches with any part with rib vaults erected before 1145. I have visited all 378 of them and have further details on type of vault, profiles, capitals and so on.

This list is the basis for Part C of "The Creation of Gothic Architecture - the Ark of God" which will discuss the evolution of rib vaults over a sixty-year period.

You are welcome to use this list and to publish it with a suitable citation.

The dates are approximate, and are being gradually refined as the research project continues. I would discuss any aspect of these dates with you if you are inteerested.

For more details on each church - saintname, location and affiliation - please click here.

If I have left out any, please .

TOWN PART OF CHURCH APPROX DATE
Acy south 1135
Acy-en-Multien tower base 1105
Acy-en-Multien apse, crossing 1132
Acy-en-Multien nave aisle 1140
Acy-en-Multien nave clerestory 1 1140
Airaines nave 1-2 1116
Airaines nave 3 1134
Angles-en-Poitou nave 1 1130
Athis tower base 1125
Auvers-sur-Oise east aisle 1132
Auvers-sur-Oise crossing, nave aisle 1-3 1143
Auvillers tower 1114
Auvillers crossing, tower 1122
Avenieres-les-Laval choir? 1135
Avening crossing 1129
Avening east 1129
Aversa cathedral choir aisle 1135
Avrechy apse 1127
Bailleval east 1110
Bailleval crossing 1137
Barre-de-Semilly, la apse 1100
Bayeux tower 1100
Beauvais, Etienne nave aisle n1 1119
Beauvais, Etienne nave aisle s1 1122
Beauvais, Etienne transept clerestory n1 1126
Beauvais, Etienne transept clerestory n2, rose 1130
Beauvais, Etienne transept clerestory s1 1130
Beauvais, Etienne transept clerestory s2 1132
Beauvais, Etienne nave aisle s2-5 1134
Bellefontaine north 1136
Bellefontaine apse 1137
Berkswell west crypt 1132
Berkswell east crypt 1137
Bernier-s-Mer nave aisle 1131
Bernier-s-Mer nave clerestory 1132
Bethisy-Saint-Martin nave aisle n1 1130
Betz east 1135
Birkin apse 1124
Bonnesvalyn apse 1103
Bonnesvalyn crossing 1105
Bonnesvalyn south 1119
Bougival crossing 1143
Bourgogne north, south 1115
Bourgogne crossing (v) 1130
Bourgogne apse 1137
Boutigny-sur-Essonne crossing 1132
Boutigny-sur-Essonne north, south 1140
Brasseuse east 1140
Brebbia crossing 1131
Breny apse 1132
Breny east 1132
Breuil-sur-Vesle apse, crossing 1138
Brevands nave? 1130
Brevands crossing, ns 1140
Broglie apse 1130
Bromeilles east 1140
Brucherville crossing 1120
Brumetz crossing 1144
Bruyeres-et-Montberault north 1140
Bruyeres-et-Montberault east clerestory 1143
Bury nave aisle south 1123
Bury nave aisle n1 1124
Bury nave aisle n2 1124
Bury nave clerestory 1 1125
Bury nave aisle 1125
Bury nave clerestory 2-5 1136
Caen Etienne nave north,south 1132
Caen, la Trinite north clerestory 1 1129
Caen, la Trinite north clerestory 2 1129
Caen, la Trinite south clerestory 1 1129
Caen, la Trinite south clerestory 2 1129
Caen, la Trinite nave clerestory 1 1132
Cambridge east aisle 1135
Cambridge south aisle 1140
Cambridge, Templars west aisle 1140
Cambronne-les-Clermont north 1122
Cambronne-les-Clermont south 1123
Cambronne-les-Clermont nave north aisle 1134
Cambronne-les-Clermont crossing 1138
Casale Monferrato cath. narthex 1140
Casalvolone nave clerestory 1115
Cashel apse 1129
Castle Rising chapel 1140
Cauffry east clerestory 1135
Cefalu cathedral east 1 1140
Chalons-en-Champagne, NDV nave, southaisle 1143
Chars nave aisle 1139
Chartres, cathedral tower WN aisle 1135
Chartres, cathedral tower WS aisle 1139
Chartres, Pierre ambulatory aisle 1107
Chartres, Pierre chapel e 1135
Chateau-Landon, Assomption east 1124
Chateaudun, Madeleine nave aisle n4-6 1137
Chef-du-Pont east 1127
Christchurch crypts 1090
Christchurch south e1 1097
Christon crossing 1140
Clerkenwell crypt 1120
Collemiers east 1132
Colleville-Montgomery crossing 1140
Compiegne, Pierre crossing 1140
Compton-Martin east 2 1125
Compton-Martin east 1 1129
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine crossing 1120
Corbeil-Essonne, Spire nave aisle 2, east 1 1137
Corcy apse, crossing 1143
Cormeilles-en-Parisis crypt 1130
Cormeilles-en-Parisis east, n1 1137
Cormery tower 1080
Corroy crossing 1135
Coudun apse (v) 1130
Coudun east 1133
Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames crossing 1130
Courmelles east (b) allwalls 1142
Creully east 1134
Croix-sur-Ourcq, la tower base 1135
Crouy-en-Thelle east 1 1140
Cuise-la-Motte crossing 1136
Cuise-la-Motte east 1136
Cuverville apse 1130
Cuverville crossing 1130
Cuverville east 1141
Dackenheim east 1130
Dalmeny apse 1140
Dalmeny east 1140
Damery crossing clerestory 1137
Devizes J east 1132
Devizes M east 1 1136
Devizes M east 2 1136
Dhuizel apse, crossing 1119
Domont choir (t,c) 1143
Duclair crossing 1117
Dunfermline nave aisle 1129
Dunstable nave aisle s 1138
Durham east aisle 1101
Durham nave aisle 1-2 1102
Durham nave aisle 3- 1113
Durham south clerestory 1 1119
Durham south clerestory 2-3 1120
Durham north clerestory 1-2 1123
Durham north clerestory 3 1124
Durham nave clerestory 1130
Durham nave clerestory 4 1132
Durham chapter house 1134
Elkstone east 1140
Etampes, Notre-Dame east 1 vault 1132
Ewenny east 1122
Exeter, Nicholas cellar crypt 1100
Fay-Saint-Quentin, la apse 1140
Fay-Saint-Quentin, la nave 1140
Ferte-Alais, la east, crossing 1143
Fitz-James crossing 1125
Fontaine-Henri east 1140
Formigny crossing 1130
Fosses, Etienne east, north 1139
Foulangues apse 1122
Foulangues north (v) 1123
Foulangues nave saisle 2 1125
Foulangues crossing, south 1129
Foulangues nave clerestory 1135
Foulangues nave naisle 1140
Francastel east 1130
Frankfurt-am-Main east 1130
Gaillon-sur-Moncient nave 1126
Gaillon-sur-Moncient crossing 1134
Gaillon-sur-Moncient north 1139
Gloucester crypt e 1121
Gloucester crypt w 1122
Gloucester nave aisle n 1125
Gueron east 1124
Hardricourt east 2, apse 1139
Hardricourt east 1 1140
Heddon-on-t-Wall apse 1130
Heddon-on-the-Wall east 1150
Hemel Hemstead east 1136
Hemel Hemstead north 1136
Hermonville east aisle 1143
Icklesham tower base 0
Istres-et-Bury, les apse, crossing 1140
Jaca cath crossing 1130
Jouy-le-Comte(Parmain) east, crossing 1140
Jouy-le-Comte(Parmain) north 1144
Jumieges Chapter House refectory 1137
Kilpeck apse 1133
Labruyere south 1144
Laon, Commanderis porch 1138
Laon, Commanderie nave clerestory 1140
Latilly crossing 1111
Lavannes tower base 1130
Lavilletertre nave aisle n 2-4 1132
Lavilletertre apse clerestory 1133
Lavilletertre nave aisle 1134
Lavilletertre crossing, sclerestory 1135
Lavilletertre nave clerestory 1137
Lery east 1130
Lesges apse 1118
Lesges chapels 1129
Lesges south (v) 1131
Lessay east clerestory 1 1090
Lessay east clerestory 2 1090
Lessay n, s clerestory 1090
Lessay nave clerestory 1 1122
Lessay crossing 1140
Leuchars apse 1128
Lierval east (v) 1 1139
Lierval east (v) 2 1140
Littry east 1 1133
Littry east 2 1133
Loches porch 1140
Lucheux apse 1138
Lucheux east 1139
Magneville east 1140
Mainz cathedral nave clerestory 1135
Mans, le, cathedral nave, south door 1137
Mans, le, cathedral nave clerestory 4-5 1139
Marolles-en-Brie east, s chapel 1130
Marolles-sur-Ourcq crossing 1121
Martinvaast east 1 1127
Martinvaast east 2 1127
May-en-Multien east n1-2 1144
Melun, Assomption apse, crossing clerestory 1144
Meuvaines east 1137
Milan, San Ambrogio narthex 1116
Milan, San Ambrogio nave aisle 1119
Milan, San Eustorgio nave aisle 1131
Milan, San Nazaro east clerestory 1126
Milan, San Nazaro nave clerestory 1140
Mogneville transept (v) 1126
Mogneville apse 1127
Mogneville crossing (v) 1135
Moissac porch 1125
Moissac tower 1 1125
Monchy-Saint-Eloi tower base 1140
Mont-S-Michel crossing 1130
Montchauvet apse, crossing 1134
Montechiarugolo nave 1140
Montefiascone en1 aisle 1130
Montefiascone nave aisle 1130
Montevrain south 1140
Montivilliers south clerestory 1135
Montivilliers north clerestory 1136
Montmartre chapels, e crossing 1137
Morienval east aisle 1125
Morienval apse clerestory 1131
Morienval east clerestory 1131
Mouchan crossing 1130
Mouliherne south 1135
Nesles-la-Vallee tower base 1132
Newark-on-Trent crypt 1120
Noel-Saint-Martin north 1134
Noel-Saint-Martin apse 1138
Noel-Saint-Martin crossing west 1139
Nointel crossing 1114
Norwich Music Hse crypt 1130
Nouvion-le-Vineux apse clerestory 1142
Octeville east 1115
Oliva north aisle 1132
Osly-Courtil apse 1130
Osly-Courtil east 1130
Ouistraham north, south 1123
Ouistraham nave clerestory 1135
Paris, Julien-le-Pauvre chapel north 1142
Paris, Julien-le-Pauvre chapel south, apse 1144
Pavia, San Michele east 1130
Pernant apse 1135
Peterborough gatehouse 1122
Peterborough east aisle n 1125
Peterborough east aisle s 1125
Peterborough nave aisle 1-3 1126
Peterborough nave aisle s9 1138
Piacenza S Savino nave clerestory 1130
Pirmil crossing 1130
Pirmil nave 1135
Pithiviers north chapel 1122
Pithiviers-le-Vieil apse, crossing 1133
Poissy chapels 1126
Poissy transepts vault 1126
Poissy nave vault 1-3 1143
Poitiers, Hilaire tower 1140
Pontoise ambulatory aisle 1138
Puiseux-le-Hauberger east, south 1132
Rhuis s chapel 1120
Ripon crypt 1110
Rivolta d'Adda nave clerestory 1129
Roche-Mabile, la north, south 1130
Roche-Mabile, la crossing 1140
Rocquemont east 1130
Rocquemont crossing 1135
Romsey apse 1131
Romsey east aisle n4,s4 1132
Romsey west aisle s1 1133
Romsey east aisle n,s 1139
Romsey west aisle n 1139
Romsey west aisle s2 1139
Rouen tower n1 1143
Rouen Paul east 1135
Rudford east 1129
Saacy-sur-Marne crossing 1135
Saint Ceneri-le-Gerei north 1130
Saint Chrstphe-en-Halatte east aisle 1140
Saint Contest tower 1136
Saint Denis-en-France narthex aisle 1136
Saint Denis-en-France narthex (a++) 1138
Saint Denis-en-France narthex upper chapel 1139
Saint Denis-en-France ambulatory aisle 1143
Saint Gabriel-Brecy choir 1134
Saint Germain-des-Pres ambulatory aisle 1139
Saint Germain-sur-Ay east 1125
Saint Germer-de-Fly ambulatory aisle 1142
Saint Germer-de-Fly ambulatory aisle 1144
Saint Giles-du-Gard crypt 1130
Saint Leu-d'Esserent narthex gallery 1130
Saint Loup-Hors tower n 1130
Saint Loup-de-Naud nave aisle 1136
Saint Loup-de-Naud west door 1139
Saint Loup-de-Naud nave clerestory 1141
Saint Martin-d-Boscherv'l apse clerestory 1126
Saint Martin-des-Champs choir aisle 1135
Saint Martin-des-Champs choir aisle 2 1135
Saint Martin-des-Champs choir aisle 3 1137
Saint Martin-des-Champs choir clerestory 1144
Saint Saveur-de-Pierpont ? 1133
Saint Vaast-les-Mello nave clerestory 1 1140
Saint Vaast-les-Mello nave clerestory 2-3 1143
Saintes crypt 1087
Saintines crossing 1120
Santeuil, (VO) tower base,1 1117
Santeuil, (VO) east 1125
Selby nave aisle s1 1120
Selby nave aisle s2 1124
Sens, Cath choir aisle 1-5 1136
Sezzadio nave aisle clerestory 1130
Southwell nave aisle n1 1120
Southwell nave aisle s1 1120
Southwell nave aisle n2 1125
Speyer cathedral transepts clerestory 1130
Steetley apse 1140
Stewkley east 1137
Studland east 1133
Studland apse 1140
Studland tower 1140
Suevres crossing 1120
Tarquinia, Giacomo nave 1140
Tarquinia, Giovanni G. n1aisle 1140
Tarquinia, SM di Castello aisles aisle 1-2 1127
Tarquinia, SM di Castello apse 1127
Tarquinia, SM di Castello nave 3-6aisle 1128
Tarquinia, SM di Castello nave clerestory 1 1135
Tewkesbury south chapel 1095
Themericourt east 1140
Tickencote east 1140
Tollevast east 1120
Tour-en-Bessin north 1140
Tour-en-Bessin crossing 1141
Tours, St-Martin tower 1140
Tours, cloister s tower 1 1140
Tudela north aisle 1135
Ully-Saint-Georges east n1 1128
Ully-Saint-Georges crossing, south 1143
Upton east 1140
Vaudreuil, le crossing 1135
Vaumoise crossing (v) 1139
Vaurezis apse 1135
Vaurezis crossing 1142
Ventimiglia apse 1130
Verneuil-sur-Seine east 1135
Verneuil-sur-Seine north 1140
Vertus crypt e 1135
Vezelay narthex 1130
Vezelay west gallery 1140
Vezzolano Badia nave clerestory 1140
Warkworth east 1120
Warwick crypt 1127
Winchester north aisle e1 1109
Winchester south aisle e 1110
Winchester north aisle w1 1130
Worms cathedral nave clerestory 1 1130
Worms cathedral east clerestory 1 1140

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