Grisy-les-Plâtres
(Val-d'Oise, France)
Saint-Caprais
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.
Begun plan east end with entry into future aisles; very large blocks of stone; north possibly before south.
East and crossing together and a number of campaigns in the vaults as W1-2 arches have splay on nave side and roll on aisle, while W3-4 has rolls both sides; on south shows intended rectangular arches in nave, and over WS2 inside.
Nave bases, tower I, north vault with hollow boss
Nave arcade and W-w, caps seem 1200
Nave clerestory 1-3 with small windows and vault. Inner arcade intended in the west
Nave clerestory 4- with oculi, vaults 3-5
Aisle walls C17.


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