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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 16 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 138324
OS Grid Reference: SU4107156631
OS Grid Coordinates: 441071, 156631
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3073, -1.4122
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SU 45 NW ASHMANSWORTH ASHMANSWORTH
16.5.66 Church of St James
C12, C14, C17, C18. Aisleless nave and chancel of the Norman period, with a south
porch and bell turret. The chancel has on the north side 2 old windows and on the
south one old and a recent lancet, a pillared piscina and the remains of mid C14 wall
paintings. The narrow chancel arch is round-headed and rests on abaci, with a
squint on each side and fragments of wall painting above (including the central part of
a Royal Coat of Arms). The nave windows, fragments of wall paintings and
3 consecration crosses, the low walling being boarded; at the west end are raised
galleries, with balusters and panelling, one marked for the Earl of Portsmouth (the
other being for the Rector). There is a tub font and a C18 panelled pulpit.
Externally, the walls are rendered, with some brick strengthening and abutments, the
west wall being of flint. The roofing is of tile, with a boarded bell turret at the
west end. The windows are small Norman lights in the chancel, and C19 in the nave
(with cusped lancets on the south side). The south porch is a gabled brick structure,
with a pointed arch, and 2 bricks are incised ROH and 1694.
Listing NGR: SU4085456384
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Source: English Heritage
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