Le Fay-Saint-Quentin
(Oise, France)
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2005, 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 and apse for groin vaults
Two bay nave with timber roof taking many campaigns from changes in stones; the blocked windows in south wall of nave show that the south was later and then the west bay much later as the present south door probably came from the original west front, which dates the nave
Ribs built over crossing without capitals, and same ribs and bosses used in crossing and apse.
South arm with large windows set above a much earlier wall with a different stone below sill
East used to have a triplet window with lower sill, corner pilasters suggest groin vault that was removed for rib vault.
Openings enlarged between nave and south

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