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Church of St James, Selby

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 325842

OS Grid Reference: SE6129932195
OS Grid Coordinates: 461299, 432195
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7825, -1.0712

Location: New Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4AJ

Locality: Selby
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 4AJ

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Listing Text

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5342 Church of St James

SE 6132 SW 4/144


Foundation stone laid 6th May 1866. Designed by and endowed at the expense of James
Audus the younger, the prominent local philanthropist, and amateur architect.
A good example of the principles and taste of the Ecclesiological Society, and
an outstanding achievement by a little-known amateur.
Hammer-dressed stone. Ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roof. Tile cresting.
Nave, chancel, lean-to aisles, "transepts", porches and west tower. Early English
style, with richly "Ecclesiological" interior.
Fittings include:
1. Exterior. Boarded doors with ornamental wrought iron hinges. Viking-style wrought
iron boot scrapers.
2. Interior. Exceptional wood and brass lectern. Marble reredos. Good organ
chest, with ornamental wrought iron hinges and stencilled patterns. Good woodwork,
especially the characteristically mid-C19 clerks desks and stalls. Very distinctive
and delicate ironwork surrounding pulpit, to communion rail, and for curtains on
inside of porch doors.

Listing NGR: SE6129932195

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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