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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221759
OS Grid Reference: TL7346888008
OS Grid Coordinates: 573468, 288008
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4625, 0.5519
There is also a scheduled monument, Village Cross, 90m North East of St James's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON CHURCH LANE
TL 78 NW
16/16 Church of St. James
Parish church. Early C14 west steeple and chancel, nave C14 but remodelled
C15. Restored 1843. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. 3 stage
tower, externally of 2, supported by diagonal buttresses. 2-light Y tracery
west window above string course. Trefoiled lancets to ringing chamber.
String course defines belfry stage which has 2-light cusped windows.
Crenellated parapet, behind which rises octagonal stone spire with 2 tiers
of lucarnes. Square stair turret to south-west. Diagonal buttress to west
end of nave, flat to east. Nave with one 2-light Y window west of north and
south doors, 2 3-light Perpendicular panel traceried windows to east. arched
and moulded north door. Gabled porch protects south door : 4-centred arch
with continuous jamb and arch mouldings, 2-light square side windows with
quatrefoils in head. Nave east gable carried on trefoiled kneelers. Chancel
with diagonal east buttresses and one flat side buttresses to north and south
and illuminated by 2 2-light cusped windows each side with cusped reticulation
unit in heads. 4-light reticulated east window with sunk quadrant mouldings
to jambs and arch. Interior. Triple chamfered tower arch and double
chamfered chancel arch. Scissor braced nave roof of 27 trusses, the purlins
C19. Chancel roof similar, of 18 trusses. 28 C15 benches with pierced backs
revealing tracery patterns or geometric forms. Poppyheads with arm rests
carved to represent figures or animals. Late C15 chancel screen of 1 1/2 bays
each side of central ogeed opening. 3-light Perpendicular tracery fills heads
of bays. Fleurons in cornice and arrowhead cresting to top rail. Founder's
tomb recess in north chancel wall. Cusped ogee piscina in south wall, which
also has wall monument to May Colborn 1683 : foliate surround encloses
rectangular marble inscription panel; predula with skull and crossed bones
and moulded broken pediment above through which projects carved and painted
coat of arms.
Listing NGR: TL7346888008
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Source: English Heritage
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