Santeuil
(Val-d'Oise, France)
Saints-Pierre-et-Paul
Surveyed: 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.
The four piers of the crossing were erected with the south chapel with large buttresses supporting each pier up to just below the capitals where there is a reduction in the width of the interior NE buttress at the level of the apse string course, suggesting a pause; there may have been an earlier hemicycle apse where the present apse is, and an older nave to the west.
The apse of 2 bays was butted against the crossing and built to just above the piscine; if there had been an older apse it was removed at this time.
The north transept was butted against the crossing, and in the second campaign with pointed barrel vaults; the junction noted in reduced NE2 buttress and now that the crossing was well-supported, the next stage of the crossing could be started.
South transepts butts into crossing, different plinths, S-w door
Walls raised for vaults with capitals and arches
Raised the crossing with the capitals and rib vault to support the tower
Tower I
Tower II
Count Galeran pays for the spire.
The lower level of the west front as a hoarding without any work to the nave, with the west portal, stairs and capitals, similar to the "hoarding" construction at Courmelois
West front to just underneath the rose and included the gallery and a couple of capitals.
Nave piers and capitals inserted between west front and crossing, no walls in the aisles
Nave gallery, some shafts 8-sided, some 16, with capitals and varied imposts, so progress may have been slow.
North aisle wall and vault
South aisle wall and vault.
Clerestory in the nave, capitals, vaults, western rose window.


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