[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - building:architecture:preromanesque

Jerry Clough - OSM sk53_osm at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 25 10:24:48 UTC 2017


First a comment on British usage. The main Romanesque period in Britain does start in the middle of C11 more-or-less coincident with the Norman Conquest. Although some large Romanesque churches were built earlier most were re-built in the decades following the conquest (e.g., Winchester), and thus there are few remains from earlier. Churches (pretty much the only surviving buildings) from earlier than around 1000 will be described as Anglo-Saxon (examples: Brixworth, Deerhurst (both a church & Odda's Chapel), Escomb). Most are small, Brixworth being the notable exception. In practical terms there is no Celtic architecture in Britain, unless one counts Brochs. In Ireland there are monastic buildings which perhaps could be assigned a Celtic designation: most have roofs made of corbelled stone and are therefore rather small (e.g., Skellig Michael).
Second: I was unfamiliar with the term pre-Romanesque, and would have expected buildings such as the abbeys at Mustair, Reichenau; the Carolingian chapel at Germingy-des-Pres to be included in the category. However the term does seem to be in widespread use (e.g., in my copy of Auvergene Romane). It's therefore certainly a good idea to document it (which you have already done).
Thirdly, I suspect using the locally well-known terms -  Anglo-Saxon, Carolingian, Mozarabic, Visigothic - may be more informative, and sometimes less complicated. For instance I'm not sure if the C7 Saxon churches truly belong to an early form of Romanesque or not; similarly for the baptistery at Poitiers. 
Notwithstanding these comments I would do as Andy says. By all means use a tag if it works for you. My only suggestion is that locally-named subsets should preferably be sub-tagged. Comparing English Anglo-Saxon Architecture with products of the Carolingian Renaissance may not be that useful.
Regards,
Jerry

      From: José G Moya Y. <josemoya at gmail.com>
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 Sent: Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:58
 Subject: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - building:architecture:preromanesque
   
I propose this tag to describe middle age buildings created before the "romanesque revolution" of the 11th century. I guess english people would like something like "celtic", but I am using "preromanesque" instead of "celtic" because in Spain there is no "celtic" middle age architecture.
In my country, this tag could be used to describe "mozarabic" buildings along with "visigothic" buildings. I hope this be useful to other european countries, too.
Help from art historians would be useful to refine the proposal.
See the link here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap. org/wiki/Proposed_features/ building:architecture% 3Dpreromanesque


Yours,
José Moya (Jose M)
El 18/8/2017 10:17, "José G Moya Y." <josemoya at gmail.com> escribió:

I am proposed this tag to describe middle age buildings created before the "romanesque revolution" of the 11th century. I guess english people would like something like "celtic", but I am using "preromanesque" instead of "celtic" because in Spain there is no "celtic" middle age architecture.
In my country, this tag could be used to describe "mozarabic" buildings along with "visigothic" buildings. I hope this be useful to other european countries, too.
Help from art historians would be useful to refine the proposal.
See the link here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap. org/wiki/Proposed_features/ building:architecture% 3Dpreromanesque


Yours,
José Moya (Jose M)
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