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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolsthorpe By Belvoir, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.8958 / 52°53'45"N

Longitude: -0.7578 / 0°45'28"W

OS Eastings: 483659

OS Northings: 333876

OS Grid: SK836338

Mapcode National: GBR CNV.F6X

Mapcode Global: WHFJH.BGCV

Plus Code: 9C4XV6WR+8V

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 24 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 193425

Location: Woolsthorpe By Belvoir, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG32

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Woolsthorpe By Belvoir

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Woolsthorpe St James

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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SK 83 SW
(west side)
2/183 Church of St. James
Parish church. 1847 by G. G. Place of Nottingham. In early C14
style. Coursed ironstone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings,
stone coped slate roofs. Western tower, nave with clerestory,
aisles, chancel, south porch, vestry. The 3 stage tower has
stepped corner buttresses, parapet with panelled frieze and
corner pinnacles. The 2 light pointed louvred belfry openings
have hood moulds. The west doorway has triple filleted angle
shafts and deeply moulded pointed surround. Above is a 2 light
window with curvilinear tracery. The north aisle has a 2 light
west window, a blocked north doorway with trefoil headed niche
over, and 3 three light windows. The clerestory to both sides
consists of 3 quatrefoils in circles. The vestry has a pointed
doorway and single 2 light and single windows. The east window
is of 5 lights and above is a small gable light and 2 blank
shields. In the chancel south wall are 2 three light windows and
a priest's door. The south aisle has a 3 light east window, 3
similar south windows and a 2 light west window. All windows
have hood moulds with human head label stops and curvilinear or
geometric tracery. The steeply gabled south porch has a pointed
outer doorway with octagonal responds and side benches. The
inner doorway has filleted angle shafts with deeply moulded
pointed surround. Interior. 4 bay nave arcades, octagonal
piers, double chamfered arches. Tower arch, steeply pointed, of
3 orders. Similar chancel arch with octagonal responds. Chancel
has on north wall a central vestry doorway, flanked by single
recesses. The eastern one is ornate with floriated ogee head,
pinnacle and flanking angels. All doorways have painted texts
over and the chancel is delicately painted with floral stencil
designs. Chancel has Minton tiled floor. All fittings are C19,
including the ornate encrusted font, octagonal stem and bowl
surmounted by arcade of enriched ogee arches. The former church
on a site to the south of the village was destroyed by
Parliamentarians during the Civil War. The present church was
built on the site of St. Mary's Chapel of Ease. The foundation
stone was laid by Lady Azelia Manners who painted the wall
decorations in the chancel.

Listing NGR: SK8365933876

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