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Church of St James, Acton Trussell and Bednall

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 271650

OS Grid Reference: SJ9373217455
OS Grid Coordinates: 393732, 317455
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7547, -2.0943

Location: 4 Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Staffordshire ST17 0RS

Locality: Acton Trussell and Bednall
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST17 0RS

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Listing Text


3/2 Church of St. James

- II*

Parish Church. c1300 with later additions, restored 1869-70 by G.E. Street.
Ashlar; plain tile roof with crested ridge tiles and coped verges. West
tower with diagonal buttresses, 5-bay nave and chancel in one, south porch,
north-east vestry. West tower: stages externally with parapet string,
crenellated parapet and recessed spire of 1562; first stage has a 2-
light chamfer mullioned west window dated 1565, pointed window above with
Y-tracery and hood mould, belfry openings with Y-tracery, the 2 main nave
windows have 2 lights and are separated by a buttress, the chancel window
has 3 lights, pointed chamfered doorway to right of centre with small
ogee headed window to left of it. Heavily restored north side, pointed
nave windows with Y-tracery, pointed east window of 3 lights with
reticulated tracery; gabled south porch with segmental pointed arch.
Vestry: Mid-C19, north side has a Tudor-arch doorway and paired trefoil-
headed windows to right, the east end has a re-set C14 window of 2-lights
with reticulated tracery. Interior: Tall pointed and double chamfered
tower arch; no division between nave and chancel; C19 king-post roof
with braced collars, chamfered and stopped tie beams; piscina with ogee
head and restored bowl; aumbry with restored base. Fittings: C19
font, circular with moulded base and arcaded bowl; C19 pulpit, wooden,
semi-octagonal with arcaded sides; Medieval stone font in tower.
Monuments: Richard Nevil d.1728, marble wall-plaque, aedicule with fluted
Ionic pilasters, semi-circular pediment and coat of arms; Ann Richards d.
1821, wall plaque.

Listing NGR: SJ9373217455

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Source: English Heritage

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