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Parish Church of St James the Elder

A Grade I Listed Building in Horton, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5638 / 51°33'49"N

Longitude: -2.3389 / 2°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 376601

OS Northings: 185045

OS Grid: ST766850

Mapcode National: GBR 0N6.X20

Mapcode Global: VH95N.DYVK

Plus Code: 9C3VHM76+GC

Entry Name: Parish Church of St James the Elder

Listing Date: 3 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34694

Location: Horton, South Gloucestershire, BS37

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Horton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Horton St James the Elder

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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5/70 Parish Church of St. James the
3.3.61 Elder

Parish Church (Anglican). C12; rebuilt C14, altered C15 and C16 and restored
in 1865. West tower; nave; north aisle; south porch; chancel. Ashlar and
coursed squared rubble; Cotswold stone slate roofs behind plain parapets.
West tower: Perpendicular style, of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses which end
in pilasters with pinnacles; embattled parapet. 3-light bell chamber windows
with stone louvres and cusped heads to the tracery; 3-light west window with
small embattled transoms to the tracery, all under a hood mould. Nave: two
3-light windows, as the west window but without the embattled transoms;
projection for rood stair. South porch: Perpendicular style, 2 storeys with
diagonal buttresses; polygonal stair turret surmounted by a spirelet at north
west corner; chamfered doorway and 2-light casement above. Chancel: much
restored; 2 bays with windows similar to the nave; priest's door; 5-light east
window similar to the west window. North aisle and north chapel: 3 windows
similar to west window; buttresses with off-sets; north door with chamfered
surround. Interior. South porch: ribbed tierceron-vault with Agnus Dei on
central boss; corner jamb shafts with carved capitals, minstrels to the north,
grotesque beasts to the south; moulded doorcase with 4-centred head, square hood
mould; image niche over; ogee headed stoup. Nave: 3 bay C14 arcade,
cylindrical piers with octagonal caps; chamfered arches, the respond of the west
arch rests on a grotesque corbel; Perpendicular tower arch with concave moulding;
Perpendicular chancel arch and arches to north chapel, cylindrical shafts; wagon
roofs. Remains of ashlar rood stair with 4-centre doorways, one of which leads
to an enriched Jacobean pulpit on a C15 panelled, vase-shaped base. Font: C12,
recut in C17; panelled octagonal bowl on circular base, C17 cover. In the
chancel is a pillar piscina with a carved capital and an octagonal shaft.
Glass: reassembled mediaeval fragments in the east window of the north chapel.
Monuments. North chapel: Ann Austin, died 1731, grey and white marble,
baroque tablet with volutes; William Paston, died c.1673, baroque, grey and
white marbles, segmental pediment, winged cherubic heads, gadrooned base;
William Paston, died 1769, by James Paty of Bristol, coloured and white marbles,
gadrooned sarcophagus, heraldry and inscribed plinth. John Paston, died 1737,
grey and white marble, flat obelisk inscribed panel with gadrooned base,
heraldry. Nave: Baron de Tuyll, 1913, by W.C.H. King, Art Nouveau plaque,
female figures to sides of anurn. Hatchment in tower. (Verey D, The Buildings
of England : Gloucestershire ; The Cotswolds, 1970).

Listing NGR: ST7660185045

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