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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 31 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 142961
OS Grid Reference: SU7013032281
OS Grid Coordinates: 470130, 132281
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0856, -1.0001
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EAST TISTED STATION ROAD
SU 73 SW
5/6 Church of St James
(Formerly listed as Church
31.7.63 of St James the Apostle)
Parish church. Of medieval origin, mainly a rebuild of 1846. Stone and slate.
A building in Decorated style, with symmetrical treatment; nave of 3 bays with
aisles, chancel with north (vestry) and south chapels, and west tower with
entrance door at the south side. Plain roofs. The walls are of coursed flint
with Bath stone dressings; crenellated parapet with finials at the corners,
stepped buttresses (diagonal at the corners), plinth, coupled windows with
reticulate tracery. The east walls are of malmstone with single-light east
windows to the chapels and a 4-light east window with flowing tracery. The tower
has 3 stages (the lowest part incorporating some C14 work), with decorated parapet,
corner finials above stepped buttresses (diagonal to the south west), octagonal
stair turret at the north-west corner, and doorway of recessed Orders, with an
ogee hood-mould. Inside, the fittings are Victorian, with an octagonal font
and octagonal nave columns. The building has been designed to accommodate
important tombs from the old church, with recesses at the east end of the aisles
and in the centre of the aisles (the middle bay is an architectural framework).
The south aisle east recess contains the panelled table tomb of Elizabeth and
John Norton (c1530) with an arched canopy and heraldic device. The north aisle
east recess has the tomb of Sir John Norton (1686), with a recumbent figure in
armour resting on a table tomb, a background panel with architectural surround,
and heraldic top-piece. A mid C16 monument occupies the middle recess of the
north aisle, being an Ionic framework above a panelled table tomb, and 2 kneeling
figures (of Anne and John Norton). The middle of the south aisle has the
Commandments in gold Gothic letters. Small wall monuments are in the south aisle,
of 1766, 1797, 1809, 1816 and 1821. The tower contains a wall monument of 1731,
above small brasses of 1615 and 1829, flanked by painted bequest panels of 1760
and 1822. There is a Royal Coat of Arms of 1706.
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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