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Church of St James the Apostle, Birstwith

Description: Church of St James the Apostle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331153

OS Grid Reference: SE2389359474
OS Grid Coordinates: 423893, 459474
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0307, -1.6367

Location: Lackon Bank, Birstwith, North Yorkshire HG3 2JG

Locality: Birstwith
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 2JG

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Listing Text

SE 25 NW (east side)

14/25 Church of St James the

- II

Church. 1856-57, for John Frederick Greenwood. Coursed squared gritstone,
grey slate roofs. West tower of 3 stages with tall spire. Nave of 4 bays
with north and south aisles, north porch and 2-bay chancel. In late C13 -
early C14 Gothic style. Hoodmoulds with head-stops to doors and geometrical
tracery to windows with hoodmoulds, of 2 lights to nave and chancel; 3-light
east window. Tower: diagonal buttresses, tall belfry window as nave, broach
spire with lucarnes. Interior: pews possibly date from addition of vestry
and organ chamber in 1887. Notable chancel arch with relief carving of
grapes and wheat below springer level. Reredos with figures in mosaic and
marble, pre-Raphaelite in style.

Listing NGR: SE2389359474

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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