Plailly
(Oise, France)
Saint-Martin
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, possibly a crypt now covered and an apse larger in width to between piers 1 and 2, so the new structure had to be fitted in around the old.
Nave arcade
West wall and door
Tower base, crossing piers on north with caps for start of apse, west crossing arch and nave clerestory walls to 2 courses above imposts.
Crossing piers on north with caps for start of apse, west crossing arch and nave clerestory walls to 2 courses above clerestory imposts
East walls to caps and decision to extend upwards with clerestory at two levels.
Choir clerestory designed for enlarged east end


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