Gallardon
(Eure-et-Loir, France)
Saint-Pierre
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1980-83, 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.
Nave and west wall, with dado arcade and caps, west door
Choir phase I; from the 1180s onwards new shafts, capitals and piers working in one slow campaign from north to south; the earlier choir lay within the piers, and was demolished leaving a smaller opening into the nave that was not replaced until the C15 with W1-w buttresses
Choir ambulatory phase II; three chapels to different plans, but cant tell the order; as3-en2, ne chapel; choir walls possibly without vaults
Choir aisles phase III; were cross arches over ambulatory and the groin vaults there as part of the earlier work, or were they with the new arcade as the new arcade may have underpinned the old.
Choir triforium to clerestory sills
Choir clerestory with tracery and flyers and vaults


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