Villenauxe-la-Grande
(Aube, France)
Saints-Pierre-et-Paul
Surveyed: 1972-74, 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.
Four choir bases and drums in straight bays, with tori of Chartrain type but no scotia in torus.
North 2-5 simpler dado details, and coursing is integrated with the square wall shafts.
Six ambulatory drum bases and choir walls and dado arcade from ambulatory to S3 with alternating octagonal and square bases; these tori have dentils as do the eastern 6 drums with various changes of design as an explanation for there being no clarity in coursing, but consistently mismatched; at the time none of this built as high as the dado capitals
All choir capitals, and shafts above capitals for a wooden roof.
All remaining wall dado shafts to bar tracery windows erected with the aisle vaults


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