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Church of St James the Less, Hemington

Description: Church of St James the Less

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 267874

OS Grid Reference: ST7155555570
OS Grid Coordinates: 371555, 155570
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2985, -2.4094

Location: 8 Railway Terrace, Shoscombe Vale BA3 5YE

Locality: Hemington
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 5YE

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Listing Text

Church of St. James The Less


Anglican Church, now redundant. Early C18 incorporating C15/C16 turret. Coursed and squared rubble and ashlar, moulded
cornice, parapet with coping, slate roof, coped verges. Nave, chancel, west bell turret. Classical/Palladian, emphasis
placed upon entrance front; Perpendicular turret. Two bay nave with rusticated quoins, semi-circular head windows with
emphasised keys and imposts, diamond-paned leaded lights. Door opening with segmental pediment on Roman-Doric
half-columns, 6-panelled door; 2 bay chancel of lower height, rusticated quoins; windows similar to nave with
square-paned leaded lights. Small 2-stage embattled turret, corner pinnacles, narrow plain bell-chamber openings,
semi-circular head east window. Interior plastered on tile and flagstone floors; coved plaster ceilings with moulded
cornices; emphasised surrounds to windows. Jacobean altar table, altar rail and chair. Panelled C18 pulpit with
carving. C19 pews, lectern and font. Fine set C18 wall monuments; to William Ponting of 1708 with segmental pediment;
to John Smith of 1714 in marble surround; to Richard Ponting of 1715 in bolection moulded surround; to Thomas Fisher of
1719 with achievement set over, to Robert Smith of 1769 with weeping cherub; to Hannah Orange in marble with segmental
pediment. Slab to Sarah Weaver of 1718; early C19 wall monument. Two C17 coffin stools. South-east corner of exterior
with inscription.

Listing NGR: ST7155555570

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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