Limay
(Yvelines, France)
Saint-Aubin
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1977, 1980-83, 2014
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.
South bay under tower with shaft on eastern side for future rib and allowance for a future bay to west; continued tower to level I
South
Spire and octagon paid for by Galeran, and with sundry small works to piers and arches to widen the openings on the north side for extension that was not built for another 70 years.
North apse bays with rectangular 'shafts' and many small campaigns around the adjoining piers; as this vault rests on widened pier around ES2 on the north, probably built after strengthening of pier for when they opened it further they had to reinforce the pier with rectangular 'shafts'.
Nave four bays and drums, with minor additional work including a wall to close off these bays.
Remove some of the west work, add four bays and west front.


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