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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheldon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8703 / 50°52'12"N

Longitude: -3.2519 / 3°15'6"W

OS Eastings: 312004

OS Northings: 108610

OS Grid: ST120086

Mapcode National: GBR LT.TKZ5

Mapcode Global: FRA 462S.WFJ

Plus Code: 9C2RVPCX+46

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87183

ID on this website: 101097999

Location: St James Church, Sheldon, East Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sheldon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sheldon St James the Greater

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/182 (1/1) Church of St James

Small parish church. Norman font, C15 tower, rest rebuilt in 1871. Tower is local
stone rubble with Beerstone ashlar detail, rest is flint with Membury stone dressings
and detail; slate roof.
Plan: Nave with lower and narrower chancel. No aisles. South porch. West tower.
Exterior: C15 west tower of 2 stages, unbuttressed with embattled parapet which
includes a Beerstone niche on the north side. Belfry windows of different styles.
West doorway is blocked and above is 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery and
plain hood. Rest of church was rebuilt in 1871 and has single and double lancet
windows each side and 3-light east window with plate tracery. Gabled south porch has
2-centred outer arch with chamfered surround; similar south door.
Interior: Mostly dates from 1871. Nave and chancel have boarded roofs carried on
open king post trusses with curving collars. Chancel arch is plain ashlar 2-centred
arch. Plain tower arch of indeterminate date. Walls are plastered. Floor of flags
and tiles, encaustic tiles in chancel. Altar table, altar rail, stalls and benches
all pine with a minimum of Gothic decoration. Oak rood screen mostly a 1939 rebuild
of the original C15 but some of the tracery is original. Pulpit also incorporates
some old carved oak. Norman font is Beerstone with plain circular bowl on
cylindrical shaft. No monuments.

Listing NGR: ST1200408610

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