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Latitude: 51.6512 / 51°39'4"N
Longitude: -2.1001 / 2°6'0"W
OS Eastings: 393172
OS Northings: 194712
OS Grid: ST931947
Mapcode National: GBR 2Q6.HVK
Mapcode Global: VH95D.KR4L
Entry Name: Church of St James
Listing Date: 6 September 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1341134
English Heritage Legacy ID: 130319
Location: Ashley, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL8
Civil Parish: Ashley
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Ashley
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ASHLEY ASHLEY VILLAGE
ST 99 SW
8/5 Church of St. James
Small Anglican church. Norman foundation, with south aisle rebuilt
c1200, and altered including rebuilding of chancel in 1848.
Coursed rubble stone with ashlar east end, stone slate roof with
coped verges and saddlestones with cross finials. West tower, nave
with narrow south aisle and south porch adjoining south transeptal
gable, lower projecting chancel. Tower of 2 stages with string
courses, upper embattled stage of C15 with gargoyles and mullioned
belfry lights to north and west faces. Mostly 2-light plate
tracery windows, replaced to north and east in C19. South porch
has Norman doorway with dogtooth and horseshoe diapering to lintel
and tympanum, roll moulded arch, and scalloped capitals to side
shafts cut short at side stone seats. Three-bay Early English
arcade on south side with clustered shafts with foliated capitals.
Plain plastered nave vault, with 4 shallow bays of arch-braced
principals to chancel, on long decorative corbels. Several fine
stone wall tablets in south aisle, mostly of C18. East window has
rere-arch with marble side colonnettes.
(David Verey, Buildings of England: Gloucestershire - the
Listing NGR: ST9317294712
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