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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Tong, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7708 / 53°46'14"N

Longitude: -1.6689 / 1°40'8"W

OS Eastings: 421917

OS Northings: 430542

OS Grid: SE219305

Mapcode National: GBR JSSV.G0

Mapcode Global: WHC9J.BHH3

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 4 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337212

Location: Bradford, BD4

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: Tong

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Laisterdyke and Tong St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

Church of St James

SE 2130 61/110 4.9.52


Built in 1727 by Sir George Tempest close to the Hall, St James's incorporates
in its tower remains of the medieval parish church including a partially concealed
Norman window and the tracery of a Perpendicular one. The church is however
quite classical in design and appearance with a plain rectangular nave with
slightly narrower chancel and square tower at west end with quoin pilasters
cornice and parapet with carved urns surmounting 4 corners. The structure is of
local coursed gritstone with large quoins and broad squared window surrounds.
Tall plain round-headed windows with impost blocks and keystones. The doorway
arch moulded and with intersecting glazing pattern to fanlight. The windows
retain small leaded panes of greenish hue. Stone slate roofs with coping stones.
The interior is virtually unaltered and therefore a rare survival. The double
chamfered arches of the north arcade may be re-used, medieval work.
Tuscan column arcade, band vaulted ceiling. All furnishings intact with west
gallery, box pews, squire and parson's pews, 3 decker pulpit and communion rail.
Important example of estate church closely related to the Hall.

Listing NGR: SE2191730541

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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