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Church of St James the Less

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hemington, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2985 / 51°17'54"N

Longitude: -2.4094 / 2°24'33"W

OS Eastings: 371555

OS Northings: 155570

OS Grid: ST715555

Mapcode National: GBR JZ.YGN2

Mapcode Global: VH96Z.6M3D

Entry Name: Church of St James the Less

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267874

Location: Hemington, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Hemington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

HEMINGTON CP
ST75NW FOXCOTE
2/91
Church of St. James The Less
11.3.68

GV II*

Anglican Church, now redundant. Early C18 incorporating C15/C16 turret. Coursed and squared rubble and ashlar, moulded
cornice, parapet with coping, slate roof, coped verges. Nave, chancel, west bell turret. Classical/Palladian, emphasis
placed upon entrance front; Perpendicular turret. Two bay nave with rusticated quoins, semi-circular head windows with
emphasised keys and imposts, diamond-paned leaded lights. Door opening with segmental pediment on Roman-Doric
half-columns, 6-panelled door; 2 bay chancel of lower height, rusticated quoins; windows similar to nave with
square-paned leaded lights. Small 2-stage embattled turret, corner pinnacles, narrow plain bell-chamber openings,
semi-circular head east window. Interior plastered on tile and flagstone floors; coved plaster ceilings with moulded
cornices; emphasised surrounds to windows. Jacobean altar table, altar rail and chair. Panelled C18 pulpit with
carving. C19 pews, lectern and font. Fine set C18 wall monuments; to William Ponting of 1708 with segmental pediment;
to John Smith of 1714 in marble surround; to Richard Ponting of 1715 in bolection moulded surround; to Thomas Fisher of
1719 with achievement set over, to Robert Smith of 1769 with weeping cherub; to Hannah Orange in marble with segmental
pediment. Slab to Sarah Weaver of 1718; early C19 wall monument. Two C17 coffin stools. South-east corner of exterior
with inscription.


Listing NGR: ST7155555570

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