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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Morpeth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1701 / 55°10'12"N

Longitude: -1.6906 / 1°41'26"W

OS Eastings: 419804

OS Northings: 586238

OS Grid: NZ198862

Mapcode National: GBR J8MN.SH

Mapcode Global: WHC2R.096X

Plus Code: 9C7W58C5+2P

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238742

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Morpeth

Built-Up Area: Morpeth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Morpeth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 1986 (East side)

22/253 Church of St. James



Church. 1842-6 by Benjamin Ferrey. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Romanesque
style. A large and impressive church. Cruciform with nave and chancel aisles
and crossing tower.

West end has portal with 2 orders of columns, 2 round-headed windows above and
intersecting arches on second floor; flanking bays rise to form octagonal
towers with short stone spires.

5-bay nave. North porch with 2 orders of columns and chevron mouldings.
Shafted windows with cushion capitals and roll-moulded arches. Clerestory
windows have beakhead in the arches. Round-arched corbel table to aisle; nave
has corbel table with chevron moulding.

Large central tower with 2-light bell openings under high round arch and with
flanking blank arches. Above this the wall is carved in imitation of tilework.
Round stair projection in north-west corner rises above parapet as a turret.
Apsidal chancel has arcade of round arches beneath eaves and billet frieze

Interior: Nave arcade has quatrefoil piers; chancel piers are round. Glass by
Wailes. Frescoes in the chancel by Clayton and Bell.

Listing NGR: NZ1980486238

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