Description: Church of St James and St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275156
OS Grid Reference: SK0819251649
OS Grid Coordinates: 408192, 351649
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0620, -1.8792
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SK 05 SE WATERHOUSES C.P. BROADWAY LANE (West side)
3/1/67 Church of St. James and
Parish Church. 1792 with core of c. 1200, chancel rebuilt 1890 using
medieval masonry. Ashlar and coursed limestone rubble; plain tile
roof to chancel. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, 2-bay
chancel with diagonal buttresses, north vestry. West tower: 2 stages
with second-stage band, chamfered quoins and crenellated parapet with
crocketed corner pinnacles; first stage has a circular west window
with raised surround, and blocked south window with semi-circular head
and Gibbs surround, paired belfry openings with semi-circular heads.
Nave: windows have semi-circular heads, raised surrounds and keystones;
upper window to west probably indicates a former gallery; eaves
cornice and plain parapet; gabled porch dated 1894 with shouldered
Tudor arch, south door has a moulded surround and square head and
replaces a Romanesque doorway, the semi-circular arch of which remains,
it has roll moulding and chevron ornament, and springs from imposts.
Chancel: pointed south window and south doorway, north window of 2
lights with Y-tracery and a segmental pointed head, east window of 3
trefoil-headed lights under a segmental pointed head; vestry has a
pointed window. Interior: wide chancel arch of c. 1200, semi-
elliptical, springing from restored colonettes with scalloped capitals,
2 principal orders, the inner has chevron ornament, the outer is roll
moulded with dog tooth above; double chamfered west door with segmental
pointed head; low pitch nave roof with short stubby king-post, one
pair of purlins and ridge piece; chancel roof dated 1890 with tie
beam, shaped collar and raking struts between them, one pair of
purlins, curved wind braces and ridge piece. Fittings: small C17
font with square moulded base and cylindrical pedestal tapering towards
the top, rounded basin with moulded rim; late C19 font, octagonal base
and basin with a cluster of 5 marble pedestal columns with stiff leaf
capitals; pulpit late C19, wooden, semi-octagonal. B.O.E. p. 298.
Listing NGR: SK0819251649
Source: English Heritage
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