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Church of Saint James, Nunburnholme

Description: Church of Saint James

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 166988

OS Grid Reference: SE8477447791
OS Grid Coordinates: 484774, 447791
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9193, -0.7107

Location: Church Lane, Nunburnholme, East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 1QT

Locality: Nunburnholme
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO42 1QT

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Listing Text

(east side)

10/20 Church of Saint James


Church. C12 nave, early C13 chancel, west tower and south porch by Temple
Moore c1902. Ashlar, plain tile roofs. West tower, 3-bay nave with south
porch, 2-bay chancel. West tower: chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses,
chamfered string-courses. 2-light square-headed belfry opening with tracery
in Perpendicular style under hoodmould. Crenellated parapet. 2-light
pointed west window with tracery in Curvilinear style under hoodmould.
Nave: chamfered plinth. 2-light square-headed window with reticulated
tracery to east. Late C19 pointed south door. C12 round-headed north door
with hollow-chamfered imposts, narrow chamfer, and hoodmould with
face-stops; small round-headed window to east with continuous roll-moulding
and head carved with centipetal arrows. Chancel: chamfered plinth. Lancet
under hoodmould to west over trefoil-headed low side window closed by wooden
shutter. 2-light and 3-light window to centre and east respectively, each
with reticulated tracery. Pointed priests' door with continuous chamfer,
3-light pointed east window with reticulated tracery under hoodmould with
head-stops. Pierced quatrefoil panel to gable. Interior: C12 chancel arch
reused as tower arch: attached shafts with scallop capitals, some with
volutes, some with masks and trails, supporting quirk-and-chamfer imposts
and round arch of two orders, the inner with a double roll moulding to the
soffit, the outer with chevron ornament. Hoodmould with naked human figure
and masks. Under the tower a cross-shaft of c1000 AD consisting of two
fragments fitted together: four sides with two panels to each side carved
with a variety of figures both in profile and frontally presented, together
with a number of foliage designs, pelta-like shapes, and beasts. C12 font,
probably re-tooled, in shape of cushion capital. Chancel: tomb recess under
chamfered segmental arch, and nearby ambrey, to north wall; trefoil-headed
piscina to south wall. The lower half of a set of sedilia, truncated by an
early C14 window, also survives in the south wall.

Listing NGR: SE8477447790

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Source: English Heritage

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