Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon

Laon Cathedral is built on the basis of a Latin cross plan with the choir is almost as long as the nave building with three aisles, covered with vaults of warheads sexpartite for the choir and the nave elevation four-tiered Lantern Tower at the crossing of the transept. Building constructed in limestone Ashlar and covered with a slate roof.

In Picardy, is attributed a seniority almost as extraordinary as that which is honour, in Normandy, at Coutances Cathedral. We speak of the ancient Cathedral of Laon.

The history of this great Church, remarkable in many ways by its architecture, is interwoven with that of the bloody disasters that reported, in the town of Laon, the establishment of the commune. At the time where the bourgeois came to massacre their Bishop, the Cathedral, taken and repeated assault, suddenly became engulfed in flames. The fire was violent; He devoured a half of the city, and the Church was largely destroyed.

It was in the year 1112. Two years after, in 1114, thanks to abundant, do quests, not only in France, but even in England; Thanks to the zeal of the clergy and the people, everything was repaired and worship was formally restored to the Church. Came there only to restore the building? Was it rebuilt completely?

Common opinion believes in a reconstruction. If this opinion was based, if the Church which survives today was that of 1114, this huge building would be the work of two years and a few months! Such a supposition is unable to support. Many that were workers, some abundant was money, it was materially impossible that a large ship could be raised and covered in the range of two and a half years. One such tour force would no longer qualify with the procedures used today with those then used. Add that, among the monuments of the middle age is known exactly history, monuments less great, for the most part, as the Cathedral of Laon, more richly endowed, either by the zeal of the faithful, either by the bounty of our Kings, such as the Saint-Yved de Braisne Church, for example, it is not one whose construction lasted twenty, thirty, forty, and even up to sixty years.

It is thus clear that the work is executed at Laon by 1112 and 1114 was work, not complete reconstruction, but only to restore. How else to keep the slightest doubt, since monk Herman, eyewitness to the disaster, teaches us that the Church had not been completely destroyed, but that she had only suffered great damage.

Source: Monograph of the church Notre-Dame de Noyon by Ludovic Vitet Ramée in 1865.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Crédit photo : (Notre Dame Cathedral, laon)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Notre Dame Cathedral, Laon Cathedral is built on the basis of a Latin cross plan with the choir is almost as long as the nave building with three aisles, covered with vaults of warheads sexpartite for the choir and the nave elevation four-tiered Lantern Tower at the crossing of the transept. Building constructed in limestone Ashlar and covered with a slate roof. laon, aisne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 1941
  • item : cathédrale Notre-Dame
  • Location of the building :
    • Aisne
    • Laon
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 2408
  • Zip code of the municipality : 02000
  • Order in the communal list : 93
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : cathedral
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Years :
    • 1218
    • 1777
  • Investigation : 1987
  • Date taken into account : 1991/03/01

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • average unit
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 6 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • pavilion roof
    • terrace
    • pinion discovered
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'ribbed vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3 vessels
  • Stairs : 3 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • spiral staircase without a day
    • steps in implementing
  • Decoration of the building : 3 forms of decoration are present
    • stained glass
    • ironworks
    • sculpture
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology : The typology consists of 4 elements
    • flat bed
    • lantern tower
    • sexpartite vault
    • elevation in 4 levels
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'Latin cross plan'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 2 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • chapel
    • crypt
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • No additional information available in our database.
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Hérold Michel
    • de Massary Xavier
    • Plouvier Martine
  • Mérimée reference : IA00066431

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
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[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
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[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
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[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
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[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
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[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
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[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Description of this building by zeb :

[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of zeb
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Description of this building by zeb :

[Illustrations de Antiquités et monuments du département de l'Aisne.] / Edouard Fleury

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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
cathédrale Notre-Dame, laon
Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Laon. Picture of gerardgg
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