Bonneval
(Eure-et-Loir, France)
Notre-Dame
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1977, 1992-98, 2015
This is an experimental section where John James is attempting to identify the carvers though the use of common templates and/or a recognisable manners of carving. Such a large-scale analysis of all the capitals in these buildings has not been attempted before. As an ongoing enterprise that is still in its infancy, we seek your input. John believes this has the potential to increase our understanding of how they worked and to provide a more solid basis for dating than we have had.
2 bays, pier and wall same shafts, imposts, aisle vaults with double windows to east; 15 courses.
Church aisle piers laid out over four campaigns with combinations of compound piers, drums and pilasters, by late 1190s.
Church triforium progressing gradually from east to west with start of eastern clerestory as a “tall clerestory” and central dome
Church clerestory with flyers, tower I
Gradual completion


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