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Church of St James (Ruins) at Grid Reference St 537964

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodcroft, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6652 / 51°39'54"N

Longitude: -2.6708 / 2°40'15"W

OS Eastings: 353698

OS Northings: 196481

OS Grid: ST536964

Mapcode National: GBR JM.68VX

Mapcode Global: VH87M.NDDT

Plus Code: 9C3VM88H+3M

Entry Name: Church of St James (Ruins) at Grid Reference St 537964

Listing Date: 7 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354586

Location: Tidenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, NP16

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tidenham

Built-Up Area: Woodcroft

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tidenham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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ST 59 NW
9/240 Church of St James (ruins)
at GR ST 537964
- II
Remains of church, possibly to lost village. Half C12 and half later medieval.
Rubble walls to former plate height, east and west gables, and an intermediate
chancel arch; no roofs or other structure remain. A 2-cell chapel, built as a
single cell Norman chapel and extended west. At the west end in the gable a 2-light
opening to roughly pointed heads and a deep central mullion, to the south (river)
front remains of a Norman door, but all the dressed work gone, and to right of this
a square opening with chamfered surround, formerly with a mullion, also remains
of priest's door, and to the right again a 2-light opening with mullion, all
chamfered. The chancel arch is very slightly pointed, and splays from heavy capped
responds. In the east wall, a window with single roll moulding to a deep splay,
also a double rool with deep hollow externally. Inside the ruins are parts of
various ledger slab monuments including Jane Stephens, 1682; Henry Stephens, 1678;
and John Stephens, 1707 - this a good incised slab almost complete. At the time
of survey, December 1983, the building is railed off and declared dangerous. It
is a substantial remnant in a most romantic setting on a U-bend of the River Wye,
and is presumed to locate a former village, now lost.

Listing NGR: ST5370096400

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