Épône
(Yvelines, France)
Saint-Béal
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1980-83, 1992-98, 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.
Tower base with entry door in five campaigns, probably groin vaulted.
Nave entry door, probably with walls of nave.
Tower first level against an earlier nave as not all shafts carved on S and SW side.
Second level of tower and possibly the first octagonal tower in northern France.
Third level of tower to same arrangement as the second
One of the Galeran spires on octagonal two-stories from just over the openings in the level below.
Two apse bays, though much replaced with vault inserted under tower possibly at the same time.


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