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Church of St James the Greater, Titsey

Description: Church of St James the Greater

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 287943

OS Grid Reference: TQ4091354975
OS Grid Coordinates: 540913, 154975
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2765, 0.0189

Location: Pilgrims Lane, Titsey, Surrey RH8 0SE

Locality: Titsey
Local Authority: Tandridge District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH8 0SE

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Listing Text


7/287 Church of St. James
11.6.58 the Greater


Church. 1861 by J.L. Pearson. Dressed stone, wood gutters to plain tiled roof
with ridge cresting, shingled spire. Nave with gabled south porch, chancel with
north chapel and vestry; tower to the south east with stair turret on north east
angle. Two-light windows linked by cill bands throughout. Planked and studded
doors, vestry door to the north set diagonally behind freestanding column with
foliage capital.

Interior: four bay nave with tiled centre aisle. Pointed chancel arch on marble
columns with leaf capitals, smaller, thinner shafts of marble support hood moulding.
Chancel steps formed of old tiles from previous Church; walls inlaid with decorative
coloured stone. Northern memorial chapel with quadripartite stone rib vaulting,
tiled floors and heraldic window to east. East end windows by Clayton and Bell.

Fittings: Stone arcaded reredos to chancel at east end, triple arched sedelia on
south chancel wall. Round wood pulpit with rich foliage carving, lattice patterning
and arcading. Square stone font on four squat piers.

Monuments: North chancel chapel north wall: To Emily Elizabeth Gomer, died 1872.
Recumbant female stone effigy by M. Noble under arched,cusped, niche and multi-
coloured base.

Centre of Chapel: Chest tomb to William Gomer died 1860. Marbled,hipped top with
carved crucifix, arcaded sides bearing heraldic shields on moulded plinth.
South Wall: Tomb to William Gomer 1895. Recumbant male figure by Thomas Brock,
elaborate cusped canopy on marble shafts by Pearson.

East Wall: Brasses to William Gresham. Died 1579.
Monument to Marmaduke Gresham. Died 1741. Stone cartouche with cherubs head below
and shield above.

Tomb to Anne Wright. Died 1713. White stone draperied cartouche.

North Nave Wall: Aedicular monument to Sir John Gresham. Memorial dated 1660.
Lugged central inscription panel, original, flanking draped scrolls, broken pediment
and shield on scroll brackets, C19 copy of an original.

PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p. 489.

Listing NGR: TQ4091354975

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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