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Description: Parish Church of St James
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 105751
OS Grid Reference: ST5589607557
OS Grid Coordinates: 355896, 107557
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8658, -2.6281
ST 50 NE
11.11.66 of St James
Parish Church. C12 core, with C16 fenestration and C18 alterations. Rubble-
stone walls with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with gable-ends. Nave and
chancel undivided (38 1/2 ft by 15 ft RCHM). Single storey. North wall: 2 late
C16 windows of 3 four-centred lights in a square head. South walls has 2
similar windows, eastern of two, and the western of 3 lights. Between them
is the west jamb of a destroyed doorway, probably C16. The west wall has a
square-headed C18 doorway with architrave and cornice. Round C18 window above
it. East window round C18, with cusped tracery forming Jewish Star pattern,
C19. Interior: Roof is plastered segmental wagon roof with a wooden soffit
rising from pilasters to distinguish nave from chancel. Font: stone, with
bulbous octagonal stem and bowl, C18. Communion Rails, wood with moulded
balusters and rail, C18. Pews, oak with plain ends, full set, C18. Pulpit
and Reading Desk in one unit, C19.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.90(1) J Newman and N Pevsner, Dorset, p.252.)
Listing NGR: ST5589707557
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