Breuil-le-Vert
(Oise, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 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.
South nave walls with wide openings.
South chapel where a taller vault was intended, but when the wall for the tower was built over the arch this forced a change; later, the north wall to junction in northeast corner and part of one bay on the south; there may have been an earlier apse level with the service stairs.
East wall with very large buttresses in the corners, doorway in the flat east end, drum pier.
South clerestory 3-4, apse
South clerestory 1-2, south 3 vault


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