Grez-sur-Loing
(Seine-et-Marne, France)
Saint-Laurent
Surveyed: 1977, 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.
All walls in the east, probably up to springing in transepts, which is level of the base of the nave triforium; nave piers for central cross arch, arcade arches, aisle external walls, groin vaults
South caps with enchancre and vault, the shafts en delit hang as a canopy concept, with corbels set into wall (restored).
North caps and vault, transept arches and timber roofs; the central caps with different imposts in 3, one in ES1 too small, one broken with inserted impost WN1, one damaged WS1; also the imposts with the complex profiles may have been butted into the ribs, where in the EN1 where impost is the same all round the pilaster it has a butt end where it meets the rib, both going in together; reason possibly wear and tear during crusade, possibly caused by lack of funds.
West door from north aisle
Nave triforium and clerestoty with timber roofs.
West portal
East ribs, nave high vaults and supports, west porch and tower, north walls over aisle raised.


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