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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Croxton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.217 / 52°13'1"N

Longitude: -0.1683 / 0°10'5"W

OS Eastings: 525234

OS Northings: 259226

OS Grid: TL252592

Mapcode National: GBR J42.SCG

Mapcode Global: VHGMH.1JDS

Plus Code: 9C4X6R8J+RM

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51132

ID on this website: 101127168

Location: St James's Church, Croxton, South Cambridgeshire, PE19

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Croxton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Croxton St James

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Parish Church. Chancel, nave and aisles late C13, partly rebuilt late C14
and C15. Tower c.1500. North doorway C14 possibly rebuilt 1622. Nave and
aisle roofs 1659. Chancel restored 1806 (shortened in medieval times).
South aisle rebuilt 1904, and north porch in 1907, tower and spire restored
1919. Walls of field stones partly plastered, tower of limestone ashlar,
dressings of clunch and freestone. Roofs of lead and slates. North
elevation. Tower of three stages with embattled parapet and first stage
string-course enriched with paterae. Corner pinnacles and gargoyles, angle
buttresses. Belfry window of two-cinquefoil-lights. North aisle, clasping
buttresses, two C15 three-cinquefoil-light windows with vertical tracery in
four-centred heads. Modern porch rebuilt with early carved stones. Aisle
parapet with C17 finials. Chancel, blocked north doorway with ogee head
inscribed 'EL 1622', late C13 two-light window restored. Interior: North
doorway, two continuous ovolo-moulded orders with doorway and stairs to
chamber originally over north porch. C17 door with embattled moulding and
applied semi-circular gadrooned background to carving of Virgin and Child.
Nave arcades, C13 of three bays with octagonal piers each with moulded caps
and bases and two-centred arches of two-chamfered orders, above arcades are
roundels carved with octofoils and crosses. Tower arch of three-chamfered
orders on semi octagonal shafts with moulded bases and caps enriched with
tudor roses. Chancel arch of two chamfered orders. Nave and aisle roofs
reconstructed in 1659 with 'TST' inscribed on tie beam. Four large, carved
angels with Leeds arms in corner of nave roof. Two C15 parclose screens,
with ogee heads to open tracery at east end of north and south aisles.
Chancel screen dated 1923. C15 pews with panels of carved tracery. Font,
C13 octagonal bowl. Late medieval stained glass. C17 Cromwellian table,
hexagonal C18 pulpit. For monuments see RCHM.

Pevsner: Buildings of England, p326
RCHM West Cambs. p63, mon.1
VCH, Vol. V, p44

Listing NGR: TL2523459226

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