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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 16 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 138381
OS Grid Reference: SU4616054030
OS Grid Coordinates: 446160, 154030
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2835, -1.3395
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SU 45 SE LITCHFIELD & WOODCOTT LITCHFIELD
16.5.66 Church of St James
Norman, Transitional, C17, and restored 1874. Single-cell nave and chancel, with a
north aisle, south porch and bell turret of the restoration date. The arcade has
3 pointed arches on rectangular piers, with chamfers and plinth; the arches of the
(former) south aisle are visible in the infill walling (showing a round column with a
scalloped cap). The chancel has a high (Norman) and low window on each side, the nave
and aisle windows being modern lancets (grouped in the north aisle). The nave is
separated from the chancel by a wooden screen (dated 1655) with slender arcading
between the main frames, designed to be fixed to medieval stone bracket on each side.
old and badly worn font. Externally, there is a plain tile roof, a western turret
with a small broad spire. The walling is flint with stone dressings. A plaque on the
porch gable is dated 1875.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
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