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Church of St James, Ashwick

Description: Church of St James

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 266400

OS Grid Reference: ST6371248419
OS Grid Coordinates: 363712, 148419
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2338, -2.5211

Location: Heckley Lane, Ashwick, Somerset BA3 5BE

Locality: Ashwick
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 5BE

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Listing Text


1/1 Church of St James



Parish church. Perpendicular tower of c1450, remainder 1881 by Browne and Gill
in Gothic style, with additions by W D Caroe of 1915. Coursed rubble, slate
roofs. Consists of tower, North and South aisles, Southern with small Lady Chapel,
nave, chancel, and vestry. Tower of 3-stages has diagonal corner buttresses,
continuing as pinnacles above, capped by crocketed finials. Simple 2-light
bell opening to centre of each side of the top stage, containing dense quatrefoil
interlace, embattled parapet with blind arcading. Aisles of 4-bays, having
2-light windows in the Decorated style, each bay flanked by a buttress; pierced
quatrefoil parapet above, gabled porch to South side. Above clerestory stage,
small paired cusped lights. Interior dominated by arcaded nave, supported on
Draycott marble columns. Wagon roof to nace and chancel. Stained glass all
of 1881 rebuild. Memorials dating from C18, particularly under tower to
Richard Hardwick of 1770, local clockmaker, and earlier memorial to his children
of 1738, in the shape of a clock. C18 English painting of St Hames' Miracle in
Lady Chapel.

Listing NGR: ST6371148425

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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