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Church of St James, Little Clacton

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 119960

OS Grid Reference: TM1661218820
OS Grid Coordinates: 616612, 218820
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8260, 1.1420

Location: The Street, Little Clacton, Essex CO16 9RR

Locality: Little Clacton
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO16 9RR

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Listing Text

TM 11 NE
(west side)
7/120 Church of St. James
17.11.66 II*
Parish church. C12 Chancel. C14 Nave of earlier origin. C14 south porch. C15
bell turret. C19 restorations. Flint and rubble mainly plastered. Red plain
tiled roof. Weatherboarded bell turret with timber sounding louvres and pointed
roof. Some stone dressings. Chancel buttressed at eastern angles. Stone
parapet verge. Restored C14 eastern window of 3 pointed lights in a 2 centred
head with moulded label. 2 windows to south wall, the eastern of 2 lights
similar to east window, western C15 of 2 cinquefoil lights under a square head
with label. Between the window is a doorway with chamfered brick jambs and
rough stone 2 centred arch, label over. North wall with 2 buttresses between
which is a small C12 round headed window. Nave, south wall, 2 eastern windows
similar to south eastern Chancel window, early headstops to label of eastern
window. One western single pointed light. East of this window is the C14
doorway with chamfered jambs and 2 centred arch. C14 timber south porch with
red brick plinth, chambered tie beams, open side bays, 2 huge arched beams
forming a 2 centred archway, one bay either side with trefoiled heads. Crown
post roof, bracing to gable. Foiled bargeboards. North wall of Nave eastern
C16 3 light window, chamfered and moulded red brick, segmental pointed- head, C14
western window, moulded red brick, of 2 lights under a 2 centred arch with
label. Between the windows the north doorway with stone chamfered 2 centred
arch. West wall, buttressed at angles, restored 2 light window, 2 centred arch,
label over. Below is a small C20 rectangular window with centre mullion set in
the blocked doorway. Interior. Chancel, plastered 3 cant roof. C20 stained
glass to east window. Brick floor throughout. Dropped cill to south window. 3
niches to north wall, 2 with square heads one round headed. South wall piscina,
double moulded 2 centre arched heads, imposts, chamfered jambs, 2 later round
drains. C19/C20 carved wood altar rails. No chancel arch. Nave 7 cant roof
with ridgeboard. C19 stained glass to 2 south windows. Brass on north wall to
William Hubbard of Bovill Hall and his 3 wyves, Rose, Jayne and Joice, 24 June
1596. Royal Hatchment 1726 over south door. C12 square font of Purbeck marble,
each face with 4 round headed arches, under each arch on north side a raised
cross. Stem restored 1954. C20 gallery at west end. Bell turret of 4
chamfered corner posts, arched braces to heavy tie beams, saltire side bracing,
detailed illustration C.A. Hewett Church Carpentry 1974. RCHM I.

Listing NGR: TM1661218820

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Source: English Heritage

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