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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Silsoe, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0082 / 52°0'29"N

Longitude: -0.4242 / 0°25'27"W

OS Eastings: 508253

OS Northings: 235591

OS Grid: TL082355

Mapcode National: GBR G3S.1KW

Mapcode Global: VHFQV.LSLC

Plus Code: 9C4X2H5G+78

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37690

Location: Silsoe, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Silsoe

Built-Up Area: Silsoe

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Silsoe

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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13/135 (East Side)
23.1.61 Church of St James


Parish church. Erected 1829-31 on site of medieval chapel of ease belonging
to Flitton parish. Architect Thomas Smith of Hertford (later County Surveyor
of Bedfordshire). Largely financed by Lord de Grey of Wrest Park. Coursed
ironstone with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. C15 style. Chancel, S vestry,
nave with clerestory, N and S aisles, W tower. Chancel has 3-light 4-centred
arched E window. W tower has 3-light point-arched W window to lower stage.
Elsewhere uniform fenestration of 2-light windows under flat heads. All
windows cusped, with moulded dripstones. Embattled parapets throughout. 3-
stage tower has octagonal stair-turret to SE angle. Interior: rather plain.
3-bay pointed-arched arcades to nave. Simple timber roofs, that to chancel
with 4 carved angels.

Listing NGR: TL0825335591

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