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Parish Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Longburton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9132 / 50°54'47"N

Longitude: -2.5008 / 2°30'2"W

OS Eastings: 364887

OS Northings: 112756

OS Grid: ST648127

Mapcode National: GBR MV.QXXD

Mapcode Global: FRA 56NP.FK5

Entry Name: Parish Church of St James

Listing Date: 31 July 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154083

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106108

Location: Longburton, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Longburton

Built-Up Area: Longburton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Longburton St James

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


10/90 Parish Church of
31.7.61 St James


Parish Church. C13 west tower. Chancel and nave rebuilt in C15. South porch
added C15. North chapel built by Leweston Fitzjames, early C17. Restored in
1873, when north arcade was built, and north aisle added. Rubble-stone walls
with freestone dressings. Clay-tile roofs with stone gable-copings, and
gable-crosses. West tower of 3 stages, with a C15, upper stage, and embattled
parapet with gargoyles. Late C14 west doorway has moulded jambs and 2-centred
arch. Second stage has in the north, south and west faces, a C13 lancet with
a trefoiled rear-arch. The bell-chamber has in each wall a C16 or C17 window
of 2 square-headed lights. The nave has in the south wall;two C15 windows
both of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2-centred head, with
moulded and shafted reveals, and label with returned stops. The C15 south
doorway has moulded jambs and two-centred arch. The south porch is C15, and
has a moulded and pointed outer archway. The moulded responds have central
moulded capitals with carved paterae. The label has head stops of a man and
a lion. The chancel has 3 windows to the south wall, two are of 2 cinquefoiled
lights with vertical tracery in a pointed head. The middle window is of one
trefoiled light with a square head. The doorway below it has moulded jambs
and three-centred head. The east window is of 3 cinquefoiled lights with
vertical tracery in a pointed head, with moulded reveals and label with head
stops. North chapel, C17, has an east window of 3 four-centred lights in a
square head with a label. In the north wall is a blocked similar window.
Interior: chancel-arch has panelled jambs and arch-soffits, the responds have
2 attached shafts with moulded capitals and chamfered bases. Tower-arch, C13,
2-centred and of 2 chamfered orders, the outercontinuous and the inner springing
from short corbel-shafts with moulded capitals and terminals. North arcade,
of 4 bays has Perpendicular-style piers, C19. Roofs: waggon-roofs, panelled
and boxed, C19. North chapel, early C17 addition, has two major C17 painted
tone monuments: (1) to Sir John Fitzjames, 1625, and Joan his wife 1612,
erected by Leweston Fitzjames their son. (2) to Thomas Winston, 1609, his son
Sir Henry Winston 1609-10, and Dionise (Bond) his wife 1609-10 erected by
Eleanor Fitzjames, their daughter. Font: octagonal bowl with quatrefoiled
panel and patera on each face, moulded underside, plain stem and moulded base,
C15. Royal Arms: nave south wall, Stuart arms on wooden panel with enriched
frame, initials and date C.R. 1662. (RCHM. Dorset I, p.62(1))

Listing NGR: ST6488912756

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