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Former Parish Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.208 / 52°12'28"N

Longitude: -1.6637 / 1°39'49"W

OS Eastings: 423079

OS Northings: 256696

OS Grid: SP230566

Mapcode National: GBR 5N0.D7G

Mapcode Global: VHBXV.3RVQ

Entry Name: Former Parish Church of St James

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 4 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366130

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Alveston St James

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


604-1/2/269 Former Parish Church of St James
(Formerly Listed as:
Old Parish Church)


Chancel of former church. C18 with C19 west wall and C12
ex-situ tympanum. Painted brick on ashlar plinth, with red
brick and ashlar dressings; tile roof. Raised brick quoins and
top moulded brick cornices; ashlar-coped gables.
EXTERIOR: east window with 3-centred head and lancet tracery.
South elevation has blocked entrance to left, with brick
infill to plinth, and pointed window to right with ashlar
surround and plain panel above; 3 large wall memorial tablets
with worn inscriptions, one nowy-headed. Plain pointed west
door with plank door with straps, lancet above.
INTERIOR: tunnel-vaulted ceiling; south wall has re-set C12
tympanum in entrance recess, with worn carving of interlace,
flowers, and lamb and lion, 2 scalloped and fluted capitals.
FITTINGS: C17 panelled timber pulpit with enriched frieze and
cornice, panels with concave angles. Painting: C18 Hanoverian
Royal arms to south side.
MEMORIALS: Nicholas Lane, d.1595, upright recumbent effigy
apparently intended to be set upright; gadrooned edges to slab
with fishscale diapering; flattened figure in C16 dress with
applied face, hands and feet, standing on block with relief
couched lion, 2 small flanking figures, kneeling in prayer.
Flanking arched panels with male and female kneeling figures
facing east, each with cartouche panel above. Inscription
panel above has enriched strapwork border. Other good C18 and
C19 wall tablets, including tablet to Newsham Peers, d.1743
from wounds received at the battle of Dettingen, veined marble
with panel, scrolls to sides, broken segmental pediment with
armorial bearing, and apron with cartouche; Newsham Peers,
d.1820s, and wife: black marble tablet with white marble oval
panel and armorial bearing above with drapery tied at angles.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: London: 1966-:
65, PL 26B; VCH (offprint): Styles P: The Borough of
Stratford-upon-Avon and the Parish of Alveston: London: 1946-:

Listing NGR: SP2307956696

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