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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Clacton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.826 / 51°49'33"N

Longitude: 1.142 / 1°8'31"E

OS Eastings: 616612

OS Northings: 218820

OS Grid: TM166188

Mapcode National: GBR TQL.FJY

Mapcode Global: VHLCY.RC2K

Plus Code: 9F33R4GR+9R

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119960

Location: Little Clacton, Tendring, Essex, CO16

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Little Clacton

Built-Up Area: Little Clacton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Little Clacton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TM 11 NE
(west side)
7/120 Church of St. James
17.11.66 II*
Parish church. C12 Chancel. C14 Nave of earlier origin. C14 south porch. C15
bell turret. C19 restorations. Flint and rubble mainly plastered. Red plain
tiled roof. Weatherboarded bell turret with timber sounding louvres and pointed
roof. Some stone dressings. Chancel buttressed at eastern angles. Stone
parapet verge. Restored C14 eastern window of 3 pointed lights in a 2 centred
head with moulded label. 2 windows to south wall, the eastern of 2 lights
similar to east window, western C15 of 2 cinquefoil lights under a square head
with label. Between the window is a doorway with chamfered brick jambs and
rough stone 2 centred arch, label over. North wall with 2 buttresses between
which is a small C12 round headed window. Nave, south wall, 2 eastern windows
similar to south eastern Chancel window, early headstops to label of eastern
window. One western single pointed light. East of this window is the C14
doorway with chamfered jambs and 2 centred arch. C14 timber south porch with
red brick plinth, chambered tie beams, open side bays, 2 huge arched beams
forming a 2 centred archway, one bay either side with trefoiled heads. Crown
post roof, bracing to gable. Foiled bargeboards. North wall of Nave eastern
C16 3 light window, chamfered and moulded red brick, segmental pointed- head, C14
western window, moulded red brick, of 2 lights under a 2 centred arch with
label. Between the windows the north doorway with stone chamfered 2 centred
arch. West wall, buttressed at angles, restored 2 light window, 2 centred arch,
label over. Below is a small C20 rectangular window with centre mullion set in
the blocked doorway. Interior. Chancel, plastered 3 cant roof. C20 stained
glass to east window. Brick floor throughout. Dropped cill to south window. 3
niches to north wall, 2 with square heads one round headed. South wall piscina,
double moulded 2 centre arched heads, imposts, chamfered jambs, 2 later round
drains. C19/C20 carved wood altar rails. No chancel arch. Nave 7 cant roof
with ridgeboard. C19 stained glass to 2 south windows. Brass on north wall to
William Hubbard of Bovill Hall and his 3 wyves, Rose, Jayne and Joice, 24 June
1596. Royal Hatchment 1726 over south door. C12 square font of Purbeck marble,
each face with 4 round headed arches, under each arch on north side a raised
cross. Stem restored 1954. C20 gallery at west end. Bell turret of 4
chamfered corner posts, arched braces to heavy tie beams, saltire side bracing,
detailed illustration C.A. Hewett Church Carpentry 1974. RCHM I.

Listing NGR: TM1661218820

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