Mareil-sur-Mauldre
(Yvelines, France)
Saint-Martin
Surveyed: 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.
Apse to capitals and windows, and east side crossing piers; some are original and some from a later period suggesting interrupted work or damage during construction; though the architecture is consistent with Phase 1 some caps and the impost seem part of a later restoration.
Transept openings into chapels with ws crossing pier in three campaigns and their openings into nave.
Western capitals on the east crossing piers
Complete crossing with capitals and vaults. For details of the complexity in this area see The Ark v.4/857-859 with insertions and nudging of adjacent masonry; there are misalignments and inconsistencies around the imposts that suggest a very confused construction sequence.
North and south upper walls, vaults


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