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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120191
OS Grid Reference: TM0869116817
OS Grid Coordinates: 608691, 216817
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8110, 1.0260
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BRIGHTLINGSEA VICTORIA PLACE
8/64 CHURCH OF ST JAMES
Parish Chapel of Ease. Circa 1834-36 with C20 Chancel. William Mason,
Architect, Builder Aldous, boat builders. White brick. Grey slate roof, pierced
ridge tiles. The coped south gable faces Victoria Place, with 3 diamond leaded
graduated chamfered lancets, labels over. To right (east) the 4 stage tower is
set forward with a chamfered 2 centred arched doorway and double vertically
boarded doors. Band to second stage. 2 small chamfered lancets with labels and
corbelled cornice. The broached octagonal third stage has chamfered lancet
louvres with labels to alternate faces. A hipped roof terminates in the slender
belfry with narrow louvres to each face and octagonal spire. Angle buttresses
to second stage. The returns are buttressed with lancets between. Gabled porch
to left return with 2 centred arched doorway. The town clock erected to
commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee is attached to the second stage of the
tower by iron brackets. Interior. The roof is boarded above collars. Each tie
beam supports a central iron queen post and 2 timber queen posts with V braces.
There is a continuous balcony to east and south and west walls supported by cast
iron octagonal pillars with moulded capitals and with moulded Gothic panelling,
moulded top rail and soffit. Vertically boarded dado. Trefoiled heads to pew
ends. Angled wooden pulpit with pierced and carved tracery. Circular stone
font with circular stem and base. A tall chamfered 2 centred arch has been cut
through the rear (north) wall and leads into the simple C20 chapel. Carved
wooden figure of Christ behind the altar. Pevsner, Essex, 1965.
Listing NGR: TM0869116817
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Source: English Heritage
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