Tessancourt-sur-Aubette
(Yvelines, France)
Saint-Nicolas
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.
Apse with buttresses centrally on facets up to head of stairs with arch; altogether ten courses plus footings; designed for plain vaults; there was a change stone material level with window sills includes capitals of pointed framing arches and groin vaults to first bay.
Room over vault and tower II to above the arches.
North nave arcade with drum shafts and arches.
North corbels, decoration and vault.


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