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Ruins of Church of St James at Tf 662 207, Bawsey

Description: Ruins of Church of St James at Tf 662 207

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 221934

OS Grid Reference: TF6620020700
OS Grid Coordinates: 566200, 320700
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7583, 0.4615

Location: Chilver House Lane, King's Lynn PE32 1HB

Locality: Bawsey
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 1HB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Remains of St James' Church and Surrounding Saxon and Medieval Settlement, 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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Listing Text

TF 62 SE
1/1 Ruins of Church of St.
James (sometimes known
as Church of St Mary) at
TF 662 207
Ruined parish church, Cll. Carstone rubble with some flint, erratics and
Sandringham sandstone, stone dressings. Roofless. Central tower, nave and
chancel; part walls remaining. Axial square tower: north and east faces to
full height, both with large vertical cracks; lower west face; east angle of
south face; single splay semi-circular headed bell openings to east and north
with remains of external side shafts, string course below; long and short work
to quoins of north and east faces below string course; north face with some
putlog holes and remains of semi-circular headed single splay opening; 2 steep
gable lines to east, the lower possibly indicating a vaulted chancel roof.
South wall of chancel only, diagonal buttress and east jamb of 4-centred
window opening (complete opening extant in 1931); nave with diagonal
buttresses and remains of opposing north end south doorways. Interior:
semi-circular headed nave arch to tower of two orders, the inner with complete
zig-zag mouldings, the outer with incomplete double roll moulding, both
mouldings above former pairs of side shafts with cushion capitals, the only
shaft remaining to left. Plain semi-circular headed chancel arch with imposts
to tower. Tower arches to nave and chancel both with single roll moulding and
side shafts having cushion capitals to angles of jambs. The church in
isolated hill top position, has been in ruins since before 1770. The ruins
are much diminished since 1931; C.W. Messent: Ruined Churches of Norfolk 1931,
p.10. Scheduled Ancient Monument, Norfolk 147.

Listing NGR: TF6620020700

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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