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Church of St James, Baldersby

Description: Church of St James

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 May 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 330400

OS Grid Reference: SE3662376957
OS Grid Coordinates: 436623, 476957
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1871, -1.4403

Location: Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby, North Yorkshire YO7 4PT

Locality: Baldersby
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 4PT

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Listing Text

(north side)
Baldersby St James
3/24 Church of St James

Church. 1856-58. By William Butterfield for Viscount Downe of
Baldersby Park. Snecked stone with ashlar details. Red tile roof with
lead on north aisle and vestry. High Victorian style: west tower, 5-bay
aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay unaisled, lower chancel. 3-stage
west tower with banded masonry surmounted by spire with lucarnes. Nave:
2-light Early English style windows with round windows to west end of
aisles and vesica east window in south aisle. Chancel: Early English
style windows and a 3-light, geometrical east window with cinquefoil
motif in 3 roundels. Interior: nave has quatrefoil piers with fillets
and bell capitals, brick interior walling with ashlar bands and inlaid
circular motifs. Chancel arch has attached columns and there is a low,
pierced, stone screen. Butterfield's decorative scheme and fittings
remain virtually intact, including inlaid floor tiles, sanctuary walls
of red-veined alabaster, painted chancel roof, wrought iron corona
lucis, screens, etc. Font of inlaid marble with tall spire-like cover
suspended from iron rods and with counter-weight in the form of a dove.

Listing NGR: SE3662476957

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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