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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311625
OS Grid Reference: SU0296659406
OS Grid Coordinates: 402966, 159406
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3337, -1.9588
STERT VILLAGE CENTRE
SU 05 NW
9/205 Church of St James
Anglican parish church. 1846 by J.H. Hakewill, incorporating C16
work of aisle of previous church. Coursed limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings and stone slate roof. Nave with north aisle and
lean-to vestry, south porch, and chancel. C19 bell turret on west
gable. East window of 3 lights and square headed windows in south
wall of nave. Tudor arched windows to aisle. South porch with
bold mouldings and angle buttresses, and a cross finial. Inner
Interior: Nave arcade of 2 depressed arches with fleuron
ornamented capitals, probably C16. Roof of 3½ bays with slender
trusses propped from corbels and open rafters. Chancel arch on
corbels with carved pendents. Short chancel with open roof and
squint from north aisle. Fittings: Font, C19 in C12 style of
intersecting arcades and inhabited scroll over. Inscription on
rim. Pulpit, reading desk and choir stalls all of boldly detailed
stained timber. Sanctuary rail similar on turned columns. Pews
later C19 with doors. Organ at west end. Brass candelabra
brackets in chancel. Monuments: In chancel, wall tablet, early
C19, white marble on grey, by Tyley of Bristol, a round tablet with
attic and shelf cornice. Draped urn over against shaped field.
Apron below, to John Gale, died 1824. In nave: Wall tablet, early
C19, white and grey marbles. Flanking fluted columns, urn over
(damaged) against grey field. To John Giddings, died 1822, and
later family. Brass of 1917 in aisle. C19 glass in east window,
gift of Miss Halliday of Erchfont.
Listing NGR: SU0296659406
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