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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Packington, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.4542 / 52°27'14"N

Longitude: -1.663 / 1°39'46"W

OS Eastings: 422995

OS Northings: 284075

OS Grid: SP229840

Mapcode National: GBR 5K3.0CM

Mapcode Global: VHBWP.4L50

Plus Code: 9C4WF83P+MQ

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 8 September 1961

Last Amended: 23 March 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 308988

Location: Great Packington, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV7

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Great Packington

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Meriden St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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8/83 Church of St. James
Church. 1789 by Joseph Bonomi for 4th Earl of Aylesford. Red brick and sandstone
dressings. Plain-tiled roof with scrolled modillion eaves cornice. 4 corner
towers having stone ashlar to the upper courses above the eaves and surmounted
by drumless domes with 2 lunettes, and a ball finial. Central plan of cross in
square. Symmetrical elevations, each having a broken pediment above a large
tripartite lunette. Doorway in west wall has a stone surround and flat narrow
canopy on console brackets. Panelled double doors. Interior: Vaults and walls
are faced with painted ashlar. Groin centre and corner vaults with tunnel vaults
to the bays at the sides. The groin vault over the centre is carried on Greek
Doric columnms with entasis and a piece of triglyph frieze, in red sandstone.
Painting of IHS sign in clouds by J.F. Rigaud in white marble pedimented
altarpiece. Communion rail also of white marble with symmetrically turned
balusters. Organ of 1750 used frequently by Handel when it was in the music room
at Packington Hall.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p297; M. Binney: Country Life, CXLVIII,
p102; VCH: Warwickshire; Vol IV)

Listing NGR: SP2299884076

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