Champcueil
(Essonne, France)
Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
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.
Nave piers and north aisle wall
West portal and wall of south aisle
Nave clerestory, wooden ceiling
East aisles with drums and pilier cantonne,
East tall triforium and clerestory
East upper clerestory and vaults with tracery and flyers, and vaults in two bays;
Piers replaced in he nave and choir, some full height in w1, with little renaissance capitals; vaults to aisles and high nave done at the same time;


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