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Latitude: 51.0481 / 51°2'53"N
Longitude: -3.2571 / 3°15'25"W
OS Eastings: 311974
OS Northings: 128391
OS Grid: ST119283
Mapcode National: GBR LT.GBN3
Mapcode Global: FRA 462B.T25
Entry Name: Church of St James the Great
Listing Date: 25 January 1956
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175726
English Heritage Legacy ID: 270311
Location: Fitzhead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA4
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: Fitzhead
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST12NW FITZHEAD CP
CHURCH ROAD (EAST SIDE)
3/100 Church of St James the Great
(formerly listed as Church of St
Parish church. C15 tower restored 1883, nave and chancel rebuilt 1849, heated vestry added 1863, North aisle added
1887, Red sandstone, Ham stone dressing, tiled roofs. Three bay Nave with North aisle, extended East for vestry, West
tower. Three stage crenellated tower with diagonal buttresses, 4 centred arch doorway, late C19 double doors, square
headed hoodmould with leaf decoration in the spandrels, late C19, 3-light Perpendicular window directly above 2-light
bell openings with Somerset tracery, square, crenellated stair turret in South-east corner. Entrance to Church through
West door. 2- and 3- and 4-light Perpendicular windows with lancet to East of chancel door. Interior: rendered. The
main feature of the church is the very fine late C15 rood screen, partially restored. The unusual large central opening
was made in 1849 when the screen was placed at the West end of the Church and benches added. It was restored to the
chancel arch circa 1908. Standard Perpendicular piers. Mid C19 font, stone pulpit, and bench pews. Thirteen medieval
sculptured faces at West end, taken from earlier church? (Jeboult, West Somerset, 1893; photographs in NMR).
Listing NGR: ST1197428391
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