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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashwick, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2338 / 51°14'1"N

Longitude: -2.5211 / 2°31'16"W

OS Eastings: 363712

OS Northings: 148420

OS Grid: ST637484

Mapcode National: GBR MT.2K31

Mapcode Global: VH89V.8810

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266400

Location: Ashwick, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Ashwick

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1/1 Church of St James



Parish church. Perpendicular tower of c1450, remainder 1881 by Browne and Gill
in Gothic style, with additions by W D Caroe of 1915. Coursed rubble, slate
roofs. Consists of tower, North and South aisles, Southern with small Lady Chapel,
nave, chancel, and vestry. Tower of 3-stages has diagonal corner buttresses,
continuing as pinnacles above, capped by crocketed finials. Simple 2-light
bell opening to centre of each side of the top stage, containing dense quatrefoil
interlace, embattled parapet with blind arcading. Aisles of 4-bays, having
2-light windows in the Decorated style, each bay flanked by a buttress; pierced
quatrefoil parapet above, gabled porch to South side. Above clerestory stage,
small paired cusped lights. Interior dominated by arcaded nave, supported on
Draycott marble columns. Wagon roof to nace and chancel. Stained glass all
of 1881 rebuild. Memorials dating from C18, particularly under tower to
Richard Hardwick of 1770, local clockmaker, and earlier memorial to his children
of 1738, in the shape of a clock. C18 English painting of St Hames' Miracle in
Lady Chapel.

Listing NGR: ST6371148425

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