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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marston Maisey, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.6734 / 51°40'24"N

Longitude: -1.8169 / 1°49'0"W

OS Eastings: 412755

OS Northings: 197197

OS Grid: SU127971

Mapcode National: GBR 4T1.3FC

Mapcode Global: VHB30.G69H

Plus Code: 9C3WM5FM+96

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023152

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317901

ID on this website: 101023152

Location: St James's Church, Marston Meysey, Wiltshire, SN6

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Marston Maisey

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Meysey Hampton with Marston Meysey

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Anglican parish church, 1874-6 by James Brooks, replacing 2-cell
church of 1648. Coursed limestone rubble, stone slate roof. Nave
and chancel in 1 vessel and north vestry. Door in west end of
south wall; pair of doors within splayed jambs set forward from
wall face, and having 5 near-round chamfered arches and a hood
mould. Lancet windows above a continuous string, also nearly
round-headed with hoods. Similar but larger window at west end,
triple lancets at east, with roundel vents over. Rose window with
nail-head in west gable. Shallow buttresses define chancel.
Arched opening in west gable apex contains bell. Vestry on north
side with shouldered door under extension of roof. Tall chimney.
Interior: Unplastered. Barrel boarded vault to nave. Chancel
raised up 2 steps, the arch chamfered and with hood moulding, on
corbels. Low screen wall faced with panels of encaustic tiles.
Chancel of 2 bays, rectangular ribbed vault of stone on attached
wall shafts. Capitals and ribs have nail-head decoration. Broad
reveals to east window. Fittings: Octagonal font in coloured
stones in south-west corner. Pulpit in banded limestone and
sandstone pierced with quatrefoils and cantilevered from chancel
screen. Piscina in arched recess in window jamb, the sill of which
is lowered as simple sedilia. Brass sanctuary rail. Piscina in
east window of vestry. Good glass of 1880-90 by Baguley of
Newcastle on Tyne. Monuments: In nave, limestone wall memorial,
C20 in form of low relief aedicule. A modest but carefully
conceived and detailed design.

Listing NGR: SU1275597197

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