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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9646 / 50°57'52"N

Longitude: -2.8106 / 2°48'38"W

OS Eastings: 343172

OS Northings: 118665

OS Grid: ST431186

Mapcode National: GBR MF.MHRV

Mapcode Global: FRA 560K.DVW

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056883

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264371

Location: Kingsbury Episcopi, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Kingsbury Episcopi

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/116 Church of St. James


GV lI+

Anglican church: C12, C13, C15, C18; C19 restoration. Coursed and squared rubble, slate roofs, stone tiles to eaves,
coped verges, finials, C19 double-gabled bell-turret. Nave, chancel, small west porch. Early English, Decorated, and
Perpendicular styles. Three bay nave, to south a cusped 2-light square-head window with a label, a hollow-moulded
mullioned and transomed window, and a small opening set under the eaves, also square-headed. Evidence of a blocked
former south doorway. On north side a chamfered 3-light mullioned window; doorway to a west gallery set high up, plank
door, reached by flight of 11 external stone steps, simple wrought-iron handrail. West end with a single and a 2-light
window, simple style, Small but elaborate C19 ashlar porch, diagonal buttresses, pedimented gable, chamfered 3-centred
arch inner doorway. Small low single-bay chancel, 2-light square-headed windows to north and south with cusping.
Three-light east window of c1300 with cusping, intersecting tracery. Interior in simple style, plastered with flagstone
floors, Chancel arch of c1190 on scallop corbels. Piscina with ogee head, probably C14. East window with a rere-arch.
Two unusual wooden corbels projecting from wall halfway along north and south sides of nave, carved as grotesque heads.
Octagonal Perpendicular-type font, probably recut. Pulpit made up of reused Jacobean panels. Very fine C18 west gallery
on cast-iron columns, moulded cornice, central baluster panel. Late C18/early C19 box pews. Large C18 painting of Royal
Arms. C18 charity plaque in chancel. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, I958).

Listing NGR: ST4317218665

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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