Champeaux
(Seine-et-Marne, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 1977, 1992-98, 2009, 2014
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.
Remnants of earlier choir in the eastern aisle capitals;
Crossing with transepts, aisle level;
Crossing clerestory; the outer parts of the transepts were in a later campaign;
Nave aisle walls and bases all together; they rest on much older foundations, presumably of an older nave;
Nave aisles with suggestions of two campaigns in the capital foliage; arcade arches, groin vaults and arcade bases together with a break just under triforium oculi;
Oculi and clerestory wall and windows in five campaigns; includes the adjoining tower room; flyers added with the high vaults;
Choir walls and drum piers to above the arcade arches;
Choir triforium and clerestory
Upper level of the tower constructed;


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