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Church of St James, Icklingham

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 275792

OS Grid Reference: TL7704873049
OS Grid Coordinates: 577048, 273049
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3270, 0.5967

Location: The Street, Icklingham, Suffolk IP28 6PS

Locality: Icklingham
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6PS

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Listing Text


5/50 Church of St. James

Church, mediaeval, restored 1864. The tower rebuilt after collapse early C19.
Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, north porch and west tower. Flint
rubble with limestone dressings; the north aisle and parapets refaced C19 in
flushed flint. Parapets to nave, aisles and tower; parapet-gables throughout.
Plaintiled roofs to chancel and porch; other roofs flat, leaded. The chancel
is of c.1300, with 2-light south windows, restored priest's doorway and a 3-
light west window with intersecting tracery and internal shafts. Late C14
south doorway and later north doorway; both have original doors. Aisle and
clerestory window of 2 lights, all of various mid and late C14 designs, some
perhaps reset. Large mask gargoyles to both aisles. North porch added, and
north chancel window inserted later C15. 4-bay nave arcade of c.1400, with
moulded pilasters; the chancel arch is similar, and to its right is an image
pedestal. In the north aisle is an image niche and an aumbry; in the south
aisle is a piscina, and by the south doorway a damaged stoup. The C15 rood-
loft stairs and a doorway survive, and a number of tracery panels taken from
the screen are fixed to C19 choirstalls. Flat nave roof with moulded cambered
tie-beams and purlins, perhaps rebuilt c.1600. Chancel roof canted and
boarded, with C15 moulded cornice and bosses with floral and mask motifs. A
mediaeval octafoil bowl is reused in the C19 chancel piscina. Octagonal C15
limestone font with quatrefoil panel led bowl and traceried stem, recut or
renewed C19. In the south aisle is a marble wall tablet with painted
achievement to John Talbot, d.1689, and his daughter Isabella, d.1704. 2
mediaeval floor slabs in the chancel probably once contained brasses.

Listing NGR: TL7704873049

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Source: English Heritage

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