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Church of St James, Castle Eden

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109425

OS Grid Reference: NZ4280638455
OS Grid Coordinates: 442806, 538455
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7393, -1.3367

Location: B1281, Castle Eden, Durham TS27 4SL

Locality: Castle Eden
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: TS27 4SL

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Listing Text

(East side, off)

10/13 Church of St. James

Parish church. Dated 1764 and incorporating medieval masonry in west end and
tower; aisles added c.1800; chancel rebuilt and organ chamber added in 1896.
Possibly by William Newton for Rowland Burdon I. Dressed and ashlar limestone
with quoins; sandstone window surrounds; green slate roofs. West tower, aisled
nave, chancel with north vestry and south organ chamber. Early Gothick with
pointed-arched windows in raised surrounds. West tower has 3 stepped stages,
embattled belfry and octagonal lead-covered spire with weathercock; each stage
has pointed openings to front and quatrefoils (some blocked) to returns; C20
external stairs to first floor porch and door. Single 8-pane windows high in
flanking west aisle walls. 3-bay nave has low plinth, 3 similar windows and
low-pitched roof with coped gables and shaped kneelers; C19 gabled bellcote
near east end of north wall. 2-bay chancel has similar features; Venetian east
window with pointed centre light. Vestry and organ chamber under low-pitched
lean-to roofs.

Interior: each aisle has 2 unfluted Corinthian columns on tall bases; C19
wood west gallery. Coved ceiling with exposed tie beams. Semicircular chancel
arch with smaller similar flanking openings; early C20 screen incorporating
early C18 carved woodwork with flower and leaf motifs; encaustic-tiled chancel
floor and coved, panelled, painted ceiling of 1896. Fittings: marble wall
monument, on north chancel wall, to Rowland Burdon II (died 1838); 2 early,
coped grave covers in east wall of organ chamber; brass memorial plaque, on
east wall of south aisle, to W.S. Hicks (died 1902 "whose last completed work
was the redecoration of this church"); oval marble tablet, in vestry, commemorates
the rebuilding of the church in 1764; C18 oval font of marble on baluster shaft
at west end of nave. Stained glass: 2 windows of c.1915 by Heaton, Butler and
Bayne of London; memorial window of 1949 to Rowland Burdon (1857-1948) by L.C.

Listing NGR: NZ4280638455

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Source: English Heritage

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