Foulangues
(Oise, France)
Saint-Denis
Surveyed: 1977, 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.
Bases to apse and north aisle; E1 and 2 and En1 all have pilasters, with no rib shafts to aisles.
Bases north, apse capitals
Crossing bases for keel shafts
Caps 1; east crossing and south,
Caps 2: west crossing and north, vaults 5 east type 1 with zig-zag arches on all 4 sides and E and their ribs, and both transepts.
Bases to nave piers, completes crossing vault and east two clerestory capitals; base of tower.
Bases to north nave wall prepared for another bay to the west
Caps 3: south nave aisle, vaults type 2 crossing, north and south, Wn1sw start of rectangular vault
Nave clerestory and caps 5.
Caps 4: north nave aisle, vaults type 4 with tas de charge.
Nave clerestory wall north side.
North in three campaigns, plus one for the roof.


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