Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 250200
OS Grid Reference: SU4061992800
OS Grid Coordinates: 440619, 192800
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6326, -1.4145
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WEST HANNEY CHURCH STREET
SU4092 (South side)
13/162 Chuch of St. James
Church. Nave c.1150; late tower C12; C13 south transept; C14 south arcade and
aisle, and nave lengthened to west; C15 chancel; C19 restoration, including
raising of nave, addition of clerestory, and porch. Stone uncoursed rubble;
slate roof to chancel and tower, old plain-tile roof to nave and south aisle.
4-bay nave with south aisle and south transept, north tower and 2-bay chancel.
C19 porch to left of centre of nave with 2-centred archway on cluster columns.
Romanesque doorway on spiral columns having dog-tooth imposts and richly carved
arch; C19 plank double doors. 2-centre arched doorway to right-return of tower
with C19 plank door, 4-centre arched doorway with hoodmould to centre of
chancel. Romanesque lancets to centre of nave with some C19 stone work. C19
two-light plate tracery window to left of nave. Two 3-light stone mullion
windows to chancel with arch-topped lights and hood moulds. Romanesque lancet to
tower. South side: 2-centre arched doorway to nave right of centre with stone
hood on brackets. Paired cusped lancets with flat heads to left of centre, and
to right, of nave. C19 fenestration to south transept, including 3-light
geometrical tracery window to south end. 3-light stone mullion windows to
chancel. C19 quatrefoil windows to clerestory. Interior: C19 kingpost roof of
4-bays to chancel. C19 plate tracery windows to west end. 5-light Perpendicular
tracery window to east end of chancel with hood mould. Interior: C19 kingpost
roof of 4-bays to chancel. C19 arch-braced collar truss roof of 8 bays to nave.
C19 scissor-truss roof to transept. C19 lean-to roof to aisle. Piscina to right
of altar. Late C17 altar rail of turned wood balusters. C15 chancel screen with
C19 wood panels to base. 2-centred chancel arch of 2 orders; inner order carried
on three-quarter columns with foliate capitals supported on corbels. C17 wood
hexagonal pulpit to left of chancel screen. Romanesque font on C19 stepped
plinth. Round font has vertical bands of rosettes. South arcade of four
2-centred arches on cluster columns. Fragments of medieval glass to windows of
(Buildings of England: Berkshire; 1975, p263: VCH: Berkshire: Vol 4, 1924,
Listing NGR: SU4061992800
Source: English Heritage
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