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Church of St James, Bilbrough

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 325929

OS Grid Reference: SE5301246499
OS Grid Coordinates: 453012, 446499
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9119, -1.1945

Location: Main Street, Bilbrough, North Yorkshire YO23 3PH

Locality: Bilbrough
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO23 3PH

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/13 Church of St James


Church. C14 south-east chapel, otherwise 1873. G Fowler Jones. Sandstone
ashlar with magnesian limestone plinth, quoins and window dressings,
magnesian limestone chapel, Welsh slate roof. North-west tower, nave,
chancel, north-east vestry and south-east chapel. Gothic Revival. 3-stage
bell-tower has north entrance: single sandstone nook shafts supporting arch
with cogged moulding. Slit windows to first 2 stages. Third stage ashlar
band. Twin round-arched bell openings to each side. Modillion cogged
moulding to heads in chamfered surrounds. South side: single, round-headed
window and pair of round-headed windows all in similar surrounds to north
side. East end occupied by 2-bay chapel. Centre and diagonal buttresses.
2 pairs of straight-headed windows with Perpendicular tracery to the heads
within double-chamfered surrounds. To west end of chapel: blocked pointed
doorway in chamfered surround, a single light, straight-headed window with
Perpendicular tracery with recut quatrefoil window above in double-chamfered
surround. To east end of chapel 3-stepped round-arched windows in double-
chamfered surround under badly weathered quatrefoil light. Chancel: vestry
and one window to north, 2 windows to south, all as other C19 windows. East
end: 3 round-arched windows under quatrefoil light. Interior of chapel
contains altar tomb to Thomas, 3rd Baron Fairfax, d 1671. Magnesian
limestone ashlar and marble. In pieces awaiting restoration at time of
listing. Another of the C16. Magnesian limestone ashlar. Surrounded by
scaffolding at time of listing. Pevsner, North Yorkshire, The West Riding,
1979, p 100-101.

Listing NGR: SE5301246499

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Source: English Heritage

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