Corbeil-Essonnes
(Essonne, France)
Saint-Spire
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.
Apse, crossing with lateral bays with large spans of the arcade divided against the walls; on north Wn 1-3 bases with apse with caps to Wn1-2; there was an arch across choir supported on WS1 upper broken capital.
N1 room, groin vault after east, with large arch hacked through wall.
West face of WN1 with double shaft to w.
West face WS1, and W2,3 and 4 together with triple shafts on nave side, pilaster and shaft to aisle; pier W5 against tower same time and south aisle wall; capital Wn3 with piers, so junction steps down; in the porch caps like St Julien le Pauvre.
North chapel of St Anne in two stories.
Clerestory and vaults


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