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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Saling, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9048 / 51°54'17"N

Longitude: 0.4698 / 0°28'11"E

OS Eastings: 569999

OS Northings: 225805

OS Grid: TL699258

Mapcode National: GBR PHD.KLD

Mapcode Global: VHJJ9.3D62

Plus Code: 9F32WF39+WW

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115003

Location: Great Saling, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Great Saling

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Saling St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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(West side)

1 & 2/118 Church of St. James

Parish Church. C19 restorations obscure most dating details, north organ
chamber and vestry and south porch were added at this time. C14 west tower. Of
flint rubble, with dressings of stone and clunch. Red plain tiled roofs
withpierced ridge tiles, stone parapet verges and cross finials to Nave and
Chancel. C19 east window of 3 cusped lights with panel tracery over. C19
vestry east window of 2 cusped lights with tracery over in a segmental head.
C19 north vestry with lean-to grey slate roof and red brick chimney stack.
Chamfered 2 centred door arch with vertically boarded doors, to right of which
is an ogee 2 light window under square head. East wall with 2 light window
with tracery under segmental pointed head. Nave north wall has C19 two, 2 light
windows with tracery over, between which is a C14 2 centred doorway (blocked)
with label over. Chancel south wall with 2 C19 two light windows with tracery
over and labels. Central 2 centred doorway with foliate stops to labels. Nave
south wall with 3 similar windows, buttress to left angle. C19 south porch with
parapet verge and cross finial. 2 centred doorway with moulded label. Roof
with collar to each rafter pair and moulded wall plate. Nailed, vertically
boarded south door. C14 crenellated west tower with moulded stone cornice and
gargoyles to each face. Of 3 stages. Angled buttresses to west face. West and
south windows to first stage of one light with moulded label. South wall second
stage with a similar window. Bell chamber with a window of one trefoiled light
to each face. Interior Chancel roof of 7 cants with moulded wall plates. A
moulded and carved stepped band follows through north and south walls and over
the coloured tiled reredos of 3 panels. There is a shelf below to the north
wall. Seat below south window. Wooden altar rail. Nave roof with arched
braces to collars of king post. Bosses to soffits. Solid ashlar and wall post
braces. Chancel arch 2 centred, moulded with shafts. Blocked north door with
pointed segmental arch. Tower arch 2 centred, moulded. C15 octagonal font with
sunk traceried panels, C19 stem. Small recess with 2 centred arch in wall by
south door, possibly a stoop. C19 octagonal pulpit with traceried panels. C19
stained glass to windows. Wall monuments to Elizabeth Goodrich 1799, Mary
Sheldon 1806. RCHM 1.

Listing NGR: TL6999925805

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