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Church of St James, Church

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183854

OS Grid Reference: SD7412329097
OS Grid Coordinates: 374123, 429097
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7576, -2.3939

Location: St James Mews, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 4JR

Locality: Church
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 4JR

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Listing Text

SD 72 NW
4/51 Church of St. James

- II*

Church; late medieval tower, nave 1804-5, chancel 1895-6. (Tower
under repair following fire, 1983). Mostly coursed sandstone, with
slate roof. Embattled west tower of uncoursed roughly-hewn blocks has
diagonal (west) and angle (east) buttresses, dripcourses above and
below the belfry, low rectangular west door with moulded jambs and
lintel, and a hoodmould, a 3-light Perpendicular window with a gabled
hoodmoulds, similar but smaller openings to 3 sides of belfry (clock
on 4th side), and various small single-light openings. Nave of 5 bays,
2 storeys, all windows round-headed with imposts and keystones,
containing later ogival-headed wooden tracery; chancel is rock-faced,
buttressed, 3 bays, with arched and traceried windows. Interior: 3-
sided gallery with traceried panels, carried on octagonal iron columns
with panelled faces and decorated capitals; at west end a reflected
pair of staircases to gallery; flat ceiling; 2 Morris windows (4
Evangelists) on south side; late-medieval octagonal font with blank
shields in faces; panelled benches with varied carved tracery on the

Listing NGR: SD7412329097

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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