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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colwall, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.0785 / 52°4'42"N

Longitude: -2.3822 / 2°22'55"W

OS Eastings: 373902

OS Northings: 242309

OS Grid: SO739423

Mapcode National: GBR 0FY.QJV

Mapcode Global: VH939.N0GX

Plus Code: 9C4V3JH9+C4

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151417

Location: Colwall, County of Herefordshire, WR13

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Colwall

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Colwall and Upper Colwall

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


3/17 Church of St James



Church. C12 with additions by H Woodyer 1865. Grey, brown and red sandstone,
tiled roofs. 5 bay nave with south aisle, chancel and vestry by Woodyer, C14 -
C15 south west tower in three stages with diagonal buttresses and off-sets.
East wall of tower has scars of 3 lancets about 8 feet from the ground reputed
once to have contained a statue of a pieta. Timber-framed south porch, probably
C17, with ogee-headed wicket-gate. South aisle has restored C13 'Y' tracery
and lancets; west nave window is of 3 trefoil headed lights. South entrance
has late C13 trumpet capitals with roll moulding over beaded and studded
medieval door. Interior: nave of 5 bays with cylindrical columns to C13 south
arcade; the 3 western capitals are in grey stone with heads amid stiff-leaves;
north arcade is dated 1880. Double collar nave roof, possibly C16, supported
by arch-braces and with 2 rows of wind-braces, the lower one cusped on the
bottom side. Inserted tie-beam at junction of first and second bay from east
is inscribed RM RC/1675 indicating restoration. Font heavily re-cut perhaps
C13. Western part of south aisle has 2 sets of wind-braces; C18 hatchment;
brass plaque to Elizabeth Harford dated 1590, fragments of late medieval stained
glass to head of east window. Pulpit with tester, heavily restored early C17.
3 bay chancel has arch-brace C19 roof, piscina and 'muscular' trefoiled sedile.
North aisle: tile in north wall, probably late C13 from Malvern tile works
indicating the labour for the month of March; C19 pews inscribed back 'Grocers'
School' for local pupils. Wind-brace design to nave roof is very similar to
that of the Church of St John, Mathon (qv) which even has a similar but unsigned
and undated tie-beam.

Listing NGR: SO7390242309

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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