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Church of St James, Sutton Cheney

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188111

OS Grid Reference: SP4036198064
OS Grid Coordinates: 440361, 298064
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5789, -1.4058

Location: 1 The Green, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire CV13 6JD

Locality: Sutton Cheney
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: CV13 6JD

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Church of St. James

Small Church. Largely late C13 with some Perpendicular work, and Victorian
restoration. Limestone, coursed and squared with some ashlar,but rendered on
the south wall. Plain tiled roof. Single cell with western bellcote and
separate south Chapel. Bellcote is Victorian, tile hung with conical roof and
wood louvres to lights. Half timbered open work gabled porch on stone footing
walls. Angle buttresses to nave and side chapel. South windows of chapel are
Perpendicular with stilted hood moulds, one with corbel figure heads. East
and West windows are Decorated. 3-light east window to chancel, partly recut,
with a resited fragment of carved stonework above it. Perpendicular north
chancel windows. The north nave windows are also Perpendicular in style, but
made of wood, possibly C18 or early C19 renewals. Possibly the north and
south walls of the nave which are rendered have been either extensively
repaired or rebuilt in brick. Inside the nave and chancel are in one, the
arcade to the south chapel is of two bays with wide double chamfered arches
and low shafts: the responds are keeled, and the central shaft is octagonal
with one chamfer, a carved head. Roof trusses partly ceiled over but curved
braces support the tie and there are raking braces to a collar. Double
sedilia and piscina in chancel, simple chamfered arches with hood mould.
Stained glass in Chapel east window, the Good Shepherd and Samaritan. Small
piscina niche in south wall of Chapel.

Listing NGR: SP4036198064

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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