(Essonne, France)
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.
Choir bases in three campaigns, so presume there was an earlier apse; south wall had been designed for a floor 60m higher, with stairs to at least the door head.
Groin vault in EN1, and choir arcade arches and doubleau
Choir clerestory, six-part vaults
Nave aisles with one set of bases to W1,
Nave W2-5, alternation, west portal. Treads suggest joint at sills, and another at spring.
Nave clerestory with oculi, vault in first bay
Western aisle and cleresory vaults

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