(Val-d'Oise, France)
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2003, 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.
Crossing aisle level, a little below present aisle that formed the base for the tower.
Tower I, work paused during the crusade.
Tower II
Nave aisles piers
Crossing pier capitals to mrtch level of the earlier piers, and in the clerestory of the crossing with protruding heads to support the rib vaults; both levels built together from use of same imposts; shafts set within older tower base; can we assume that the ceiling in the earlier crossing was at a much lower level and that this vault set the height for raising the entire interior? transept with full-width circular window.
Nave triforium, clerestory
Choir rebuilt and completion of nave roof.

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