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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Skelton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7201 / 54°43'12"N

Longitude: -2.8406 / 2°50'26"W

OS Eastings: 345948

OS Northings: 536446

OS Grid: NY459364

Mapcode National: GBR 8FLV.TR

Mapcode Global: WH80X.BMKC

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 24 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73963

Location: Skelton, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Skelton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hutton-in-the-Forest St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

(NY 45950 36450)

10/228 Church of St James


Church. 1714 incorporating part of the medieval church, with extensive restoration
in 1867-8 by Anthony Salvin for the Fletcher-Vane family of Hutton Hall.
Mixed pink and grey sandstone rubble walls with flush quoins and eaves cornice,
on chamfered plinth. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and cross
finial. 3-bay nave with twin open bellcote; 2-bay chancel with north vestry.
Nave has west and south doors in Tudor arches under hoodmoulds. 2- and 3-light
Tudor style windows. Built into the north wall is a fragment of a C9 interlace
cross-shaft. Chancel has 2-light windows and 3-light east window, the south
wall showing the possible remains of a medieval round-headed window. Interior
of nave has C19 open timber roof. Rear gallery has C18 turned balusters, creed
and pater boards; and underneath it a medieval graveslab. Chancel has Royal
Arms of George III dated 1780. Various elaborate C18 and C19 white marble wall
plaques to members of the Fletcher-Vane family. Late C17 altar rail has turned
balusters. Description in Penith Observer, 17th March 1968, p6.

Listing NGR: NY4594836446

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