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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Denchworth, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.623 / 51°37'22"N

Longitude: -1.4509 / 1°27'3"W

OS Eastings: 438108

OS Northings: 191714

OS Grid: SU381917

Mapcode National: GBR 6XS.600

Mapcode Global: VHC0V.SGTP

Plus Code: 9C3WJGFX+5J

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 24 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048582

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251095

Location: Denchworth, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Denchworth

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Church. Late C12, remodelled in mid/late C13, with early C14 south transept, and
late C15/early C16 north transept; refenestrated and parapet added in late
C15/early C16. Coursed and uncoursed limestone rubble; stone slate chancel and
porch roofs, and sheet metal roof. Cruciform plan with north-west tower. East
gable with C15 offset angle buttresses has early C14 three-light window; south
wall of chancel has offset buttress, C15 four-centred cavetto-moulded doorway to
C19 plank door and two C15 two-light square-headed windows; north wall of
chancel has C16 vestry and chapel, extending into nave, with offset buttresses
and early C16 two-light square-headed windows. North wall of nave has C15
one-light square-headed window. South transept has late C15/early Cib two-light
square-headed windows and adjoins mid C19 gabled porch with pointed chamfered
doorway. Stoup adjoins late C12 round-headed doorway with chamfered jambs,
moulded imposts and billetted arch; offset buttress and C15 two-light
square-headed window to left. Mid/late C13 three-light west window, flanked by
offset buttresses. Gabled roofs; nave and chancel have C15 moulded parapets.
North-west tower has offset angle buttresses, one-light slit window below string
course and C15 two-light square-headed windows with stone slate louvres, and
cavetto moulding to parapet. Interior: Chancel has mid/late C19 decorative tile
floor and piscina; wall brasses to William Hyde, d. 1557, his wife and many
children, and Oliver Hyde, d.1516, and his wife; C17 two-bay moulded tie-beam
roof; C15 chancel arch. Early C14 arch with sunk-quadrant mouldings to south
transept, which has 5 fine decorative wall tablets to the Geering family, 1690
to C18, one to Martha Frogley, d.1792, and floor tablet to Joan Geering, d.1717;
2-bay roof much restored in C19. Mid/late C13 arch on responds to north chapel,
which has C17 lean-to roof much restored in C19, late C19 screen with linenfold
panelling,and squint to chancel. Nave has Perpendicular style pulpit by A.B.
Allin, 1889, and late C19 octagonal font; C17 three-bay roof restored in C19;
stoup adjoins door.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.126-7; VCH: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.227.
Kelly's Directory, 1898. p.58.)

Listing NGR: SU3810891714

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