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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Smisby, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7687 / 52°46'7"N

Longitude: -1.4857 / 1°29'8"W

OS Eastings: 434796

OS Northings: 319130

OS Grid: SK347191

Mapcode National: GBR 6GS.H5M

Mapcode Global: WHDHL.4NSV

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 19 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82873

Location: Smisby, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, LE65

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Smisby

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Smisby St James

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

PARISH OF SMISBY ANNWELL LANE
SK 31 NW
6/67 (North Side)
19-1-67 Church of St James
GV I
Parish church. C13, C14, C15, C16 and C19. Coursed squared
sandstone with sandstone dressings. Roofs hidden behind plain
and battlemented parapets. Chamfered plinth. West tower,
clerestoried nave and chancel in one, south aisle and porch,
north vestry. West tower of two stages divided by a chamfered
stringcourse. Diagonal buttresses to west, angle to east. The
south side has a large circular clock face in recessed surround,
and a tiny rectangular window below. To the west a 3-light
window with cusped lancet lights under a four-centred arch.
Various tiny rectangular openings. 2-light bell-openings in
each direction, with two plain lancet lights and mullions rising
from the apex of the lancets. Tall battlemented parapet with
four obelisk pinnacles. The north side has a C19 vestry with
plain 3-light chamfered mullion windows and a doorway with
chamfered surround. The north side of the nave and chancel has
two buttresses and three 2-light chamfered mullion windows under
flat arches. Tall 3-light east window with bar tracery, and a
piece of walling built up into the centre light. The south side
of the chancel has a 2-light chamfered mullion window and a
small single light window placed at an angle. The south aisle
has a cross window to the east and two plain 2-light recessed
and chamfered mullion windows to south. Gabled south porch with
moulded copings and plain kneelers. Four-centred arched doorway
with hollow moulding. Raised and fielded panelled doors.
Single lancet to west end of south aisle. Three 2-light
recessed and chamfered mullion windows to the clerestory.
Interior: Low three-bay arcade has circular piers and capitals
and double chamfered arches. Double chamfered tower arch, the
inner order on moulded capitals. A diagonal passage leads from
the south aisle into the chancel. Trefoiled piscina in the
south aisle. Square aumbry recess to chancel south. Tall
unmoulded octagonal font. Monuments: At the west end of the
south aisle an alabaster effigy of Joan Comyn, mid C14, and an
incised alabaster slab to W Kendall +1500 and wife. On the
north wall of the chancel an impressive wall monument to Henry
Kendall +1627 and wife, with large kneeling figures facing each
other across a prayer dusk. Kneeling children below. Re-used
C16 linenfold panelling from Ashby-de-la-Zouch castle, as the
dado behind the altar. Raised and fielded panelling in the
vestry also said to have come from Ashby.

Listing NGR: SK3479419130

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