Essômes-sur-Marne
(Aisne, France)
Saint-Ferréol
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1977, 1980-83, 2003, 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.
Nave shown in drawings, now demolished;
Choir and transept laid out to the bases;
Choir with curved plan and transept walls with chapels with tracery and vaults;
East triforium and linked clerestory
East clerestory to start of vaults
Sets out west two bays of walls and piers;
Western pilier cantonne piers and nave aisle vaults; transept walls
Transept triforium and rose windows, start of clerestory;
Nave triforium and clerestory;
Complete vaults in transepts and crossing;


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