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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188546
OS Grid Reference: SK4433303786
OS Grid Coordinates: 444333, 303786
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6300, -1.3464
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NEWBOLD VERDON MAIN STREET
SK 40 SW
5/35 Church of St. James
Parish Church. C12, C13, C15, 1899 rebuilding by H.C.Goddard of Leicester
in a Gothic style, Tower heightened and spire added in 1960, by
L.G.D.Ogden. Randomly coursed Mount Sorrel granite, sandstone ashlar
dressings, shingled spire and plain tiled roofs. Western tower, nave, north
aisle and chapel, chancel, south porch and vestry. Tower with broach
spire, chamfered offset to upper stage, the lower part may be of C12 date.
The upper stage has plain 3 light opening to 3 sides, the spire has a
raking 2 light dormer window to each main direction. In the north aisle is
a reused 3 light stepped C13 lancet set within a round arch externally. In
the north chapel east wall is a reused C15 3 light traceried window thought
to be the former east window of the medieval church. All other fenestration
dates from the 1899 rebuilding and comprises 2 light windows with ogee
heads to the lights and flat headed stone surrounds to the aisle and
pointed stone surrounds to the nave. The chancel east window is of 5 lights
in a Perpendicular style. The south vestry off the chancel and south porch
are both separately gabled and have pointed C19 doorways. Interior. The
nave north arcade is of 5 bays with octagonal piers and arches having wave
mouldings decorated with fleurons. C19 pointed and moulded chancel arch.
Fittings: Font has plain octagonal bowl, possibly C13. All other fittings
are C19 or later.
Listing NGR: SK4433303786
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Source: English Heritage
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