The Spanish province of Valladolid is riddled with small villages, which are rich in history and a notable monumental built heritage, often underestimated and forgotten. In these towns, the parish church is the central hub around which the urban and social settlement has developed; its bell towers are still today the very symbol of the town, although less and less populated. The 16th-century bell tower of the church of Santiago Apóstol in Villalba de los Alcores, a town on the border between the comarca of the “Montes Torozos” and the “Tierra de Campos”, is an emblematic example of a very common widespread type of towers in the Valladolid area. This paper illustrates the results of a survey campaign, aimed at documenting both the geometrical, spatial and constructive characteristics of this little-known monument. Thanks to a direct survey integrated with a photogrammetric one, we also carried out a stratigraphic reading of the wall texture of the outer envelope. This analysis allowed us to reconstruct a virtual 3D model, that considers the diachronic evolution of the building between the 13th and 20th centuries. In a historical and cultural context as important as neglected (also due to the presence of the nearby “Ruta de los Castillos”), the undertaken cognitive investigations represent the necessary basis for any process of conservation, restoration and enhancement of these “stone documents” with great testimonial value to be handed down to posterity.

La torre campanaria della Chiesa di Santiago Apóstol a Villalba de Los Alcores. Analisi di un caso emblematico nell’areale vallisoletano

Angelo Salemi;Attilio Mondello;
2018

Abstract

The Spanish province of Valladolid is riddled with small villages, which are rich in history and a notable monumental built heritage, often underestimated and forgotten. In these towns, the parish church is the central hub around which the urban and social settlement has developed; its bell towers are still today the very symbol of the town, although less and less populated. The 16th-century bell tower of the church of Santiago Apóstol in Villalba de los Alcores, a town on the border between the comarca of the “Montes Torozos” and the “Tierra de Campos”, is an emblematic example of a very common widespread type of towers in the Valladolid area. This paper illustrates the results of a survey campaign, aimed at documenting both the geometrical, spatial and constructive characteristics of this little-known monument. Thanks to a direct survey integrated with a photogrammetric one, we also carried out a stratigraphic reading of the wall texture of the outer envelope. This analysis allowed us to reconstruct a virtual 3D model, that considers the diachronic evolution of the building between the 13th and 20th centuries. In a historical and cultural context as important as neglected (also due to the presence of the nearby “Ruta de los Castillos”), the undertaken cognitive investigations represent the necessary basis for any process of conservation, restoration and enhancement of these “stone documents” with great testimonial value to be handed down to posterity.
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