Nesles-la-Vallée
(Val-d'Oise, France)
Saint-Symphorien
Surveyed: 1969, 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.
Tower base, south chapel lower arches and small bay to east.
South chapel, upper caps and vault.
Tower I
Spire
Apse clerestory capitals, early in decade
North chapel and 1 bay.
Apse 6-part vaults intended at the beginning, boss with heads.
Nave aisle piers and walls; south chapel entry to nave with narrow vault and boss with heads, portal
Nave triforium and clerestory


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