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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Defford, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.0872 / 52°5'13"N

Longitude: -2.1222 / 2°7'19"W

OS Eastings: 391726

OS Northings: 243212

OS Grid: SO917432

Mapcode National: GBR 1HM.49D

Mapcode Global: VH938.5SGT

Plus Code: 9C4V3VPH+V4

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 12 February 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442719

ID on this website: 101116858

Location: St James Church, Defford, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR8

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Defford

Built-Up Area: Defford

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Defford cum Besford

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Church of St James


Anglican church. C13 nave, C14 tower, C17/18 and early C19 alterations, 1868 chancel, late C19-early C20 belfry. Coursed stone rubble with freestone dressings; ashlar tower with timber-framed belfry. Plain tile roof with gabled ends with stone coping. PLAN: 2-cell church with west tower; C13 nave, tower added or rebuilding of earlier tower in C14; gallery built at west end of nave early C19; chancel rebuilt 1868; belfry rebuilt late C19/early C20. Timber-framed south porch of uncertain date. EXTERIOR: Nave has 2-lightwindows with segmental heads to lights, the north windows restored; south doorway with segmental arch with carved female head re-used as keystone and hoodmould; timber- framed south porch; blocked north doorway now a window. Chancel has lancets to north and south, 3- light east window with Perpendicular style tracery and buttresses with set-offs. Ashlar west tower with diagonal buttresses with set-offs and Decorated west window with cusped reticulated tracery. I NTERIOR: Plastered walls, nave ceiled and with old plaster and exposed wall-plate; moulded cambered tie-beam [or rood] across nave; between the windows in south wall are projecting buttress features with finials. Victorian chancel arch on colonettes with stiff-leaf capitals; moulded corbel high up in west end of nave. Gallery at west end of nave with fielded-panel front. Unmoulded round tower arch. Medieval collar-rafter nave roof with cranked collars and curved braces. Painted Commandment and alms boards in vestry under tower. Victorian furnishings and early C20 stained glass in east window. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.130.

Listing NGR: SO9172643212

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