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Church of St James, Clapham cum Newby

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324150

OS Grid Reference: SD7458169447
OS Grid Coordinates: 374581, 469447
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1203, -2.3904

Location: Church Avenue, Clapham, North Yorkshire LA2 8EB

Locality: Clapham cum Newby
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 8EB

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Listing Text

SD 7496
(east side)
13/2 Church of St James
Parish church. C15 tower, rest 1814, with c1900 alterations. Slobbered rubble,
stone dressings, slate roof. South porch, west tower, 4 bay nave, north and south
aisles, one bay chancel. South porch, 1899, rock-faced stone, stone slate roof
to gable; pointed arch with moulded surround; cruciform finial to gable. Porch
blocks 1814 window, below which is entrance with basket-arched head and moulded
surround; 2 leaf plank doors. West tower: 3 stage; west entrance has Tudor head,
moulded surround, c1900 2 leaf plank doors, hoodmoulds. 3-light window immediately
above has pointed arch, cavetto surround and Perpendicular tracery. Small trefoil
headed window in second stage with cavetto surround. In bell-stage is deeply
chamfered belfry opening with tracery now gone on west side, but 2-light trefoil
headed on north and south. Embattled parapet and central gargoyle on each face.
Diagonal buttresses. Remains of former nave wall to north and south, that on south
having chamfered lancet window. Nave: pointed arched windows have continuous hood-
mould. South side: left-hand window is blocked, remaining have 3-lights of c1900
tracery; vestry entrance on right-hand side; Tudor arch, moulded surround, 3 panel
door; quoins of rock-faced stone, parapet and stringcourse. North side: left-hand
window preserves 1814 sashes; intersecting tracery in upper sash, 35 pane lower
sash; remaining windows have c1900 tracery. East end: central chancel window has
3 lights with c1900 tracery; quoined moulded surround and hoodmould. Smaller 3-
light window to left and right with rectilinear tracery and hoodmoulds. Interior:
north and south arcades of octagonal pillars and segmental-pointed arches. C17
panelling from C17 pews re-used as dado panelling. Present pews c1900. Church
was rebuilt by Farrar family of Ingleborough Hall (qv , to whom are several

Listing NGR: SD7458169447

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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