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Church of St James, Syresham

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234590

OS Grid Reference: SP6309041964
OS Grid Coordinates: 463090, 241964
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0725, -1.0809

Location: Church End, Syresham, Northamptonshire NN13 5HH

Locality: Syresham
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN13 5HH

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Listing Text

SP6281 (North side)
15/80 Church of St. James


Church. C13, C14, C15, restored by E.F. Law 1874. Coursed squared limestone,
tile roofs, except for nave roof of lead. Chancel, vestry, nave, north and south
aisles, south-west porch, west tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light east window with
intersecting tracery with trefoils, pointed trefoil lights and hood mould. C19
vestry and organ chamber to north, a blocked priest's door, hollow and ogee
chamfered, with hood mould, a 2-light straight-headed window to south-west with
hood mould, a one-light window with straight head and hood mould to south-east.
Nave has clerestory with 4 small quatrefoil windows north and south and plain
stone-coped parapets. North aisle has 3-light arch mullion window to north-east
with cut spandrels and hood mould, a similar 2-light window further west,
flanked by similar one-light windows, moulded stone eaves and stone-coped
gables. South aisle has diagonal offset buttresses, a 3-light straight-headed
east window with reticulated tracery and hood mould, a similar window to middle
of south side with quatrefoils flanked by similar 2-light windows, moulded stone
eaves and stone coped gables. Porch to west end of south aisle has round-headed
doorway with imposts and hood mould and is lined with timber; 6-panel
double-leaf west door within. 2-stage west tower has diagonal offset buttresses,
a lancet window to west with hood mould and 2-light bell-openings with central
colonnettes, plain stone-coped parapet and recessed shingled spire. Interior:
chancel has painted reredos of 1880 and C19 painted king post roof.
Double-chamfered chancel arch, innermost hollow-chamfered on polygonal corbels.
Nave has 4-bay arcades with octagonal piers, capitals, double-chamfered arches
and polygonal responds. Triple-chamfered tower arch, the inner arch on moulded
corbels. C19 Perpendicular style nave roof and C19 lean-to aisle roofs. Norman
tub font with rope moulding to rim; from Turweston church, Buckinghamshire. Some
traces of wall painting in aisles. Wall monument in chancel of alabaster set up
by Francis Sanders to Peter Andrewe d.1612 and his wife Jane. The inscription
flanked by pilasters supporting frieze with arms above flanked by obelisks; an
alabaster wall monument with arms of Sanders; and alabaster wall monument with
inscription to 5 sons of Robert Style, set up in 1718. Painted charity board in
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.422; Kelly's Directory for
Northamptonshire, 1928; Parish records deposited in Northamptonshire Record

Listing NGR: SP6309041964

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Source: English Heritage

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