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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.974 / 51°58'26"N

Longitude: -0.8794 / 0°52'45"W

OS Eastings: 477073

OS Northings: 231206

OS Grid: SP770312

Mapcode National: GBR BZL.6HD

Mapcode Global: VHDTB.PNZ3

Plus Code: 9C3XX4FC+H6

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 19 August 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397834

Location: Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire, MK17

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Great Horwood

Built-Up Area: Great Horwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Great Horwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Parish church. C14, aisles and porches C15, much restored twice C19
the second time by Sir G.G. Scott 1873-4. Coursed rubble stone, lead
and tile roofs. W. Tower, nave,aisles, chancel, N. chapel, C19 N.vestry.
Tower of 3 stages has battlemented parapet and octagonal turret to S.W
2-light traceried openings to bell chamber, 2 carved head gargoyles.
W. side has moulded 2-centred arch and 2-light traceried window above
Aisles have 2-light Decorated windows to W. and 3-light Perpendicular
windows to N. and S. S. aisle has 4-light Perpendicular window to E.
S. doorway has moulded 2-centred arch on triple shafts with moulded caps
and bases, and porch with battlemented parapet. N. door has double hollow-
chamfered arch and porch with plain parapet. Chancel, chapel and vestry
have moulded eaves cornice. Chancel has restored Decorated windows with
ogee and flowing tracery, one long 2-light and 2 3-light to S., 4-light
to E. S. door has moulded 2-centred arch. N. chapel has 2 2-light
traceried windows. Interior: Triple chamfered arch to tower. Nave of
4 bays with moulded arches on octagonal piers with moulded caps. C15
roof with braced tie beams and traceried spandrels. N. aisle has stop-
chamfered ironstone arch to chapel and moulded impost band, with dentils
Cusped ogee niche with lower half of carved wooden figure. S.aisle has
cusped piscina and shallow ogee niche of clunch with crude crockets,
finials and shields. Wide double chamfered chancel arch, similar restored
or C19 arches from chancel to N. chapel, moulded doorway to vestry and C19
niche in N.wall with small archway above. S. wall of chancel has cusped
ogee piscina and much restored triple sedilia with crockets and finials
E. wall has stone carved head corbel, re-set. Fittings: C14 octagonal
font, with traceried panels, C15 screen with open traceried panels and
restored loft on fans, fragments of old glass in E. window of S. aisle
Other fittings C19, including glazed ceramic reredos of crucifixion and
saints. Monuments: small brass to Henry Upmore, priest, 1487; marble wall
tablet toRichard Barker 1636 and wife, 1653 with broken pediment, sculls
and grotesque mask heads; another tablet to Hugo Barker 1713 with cherubs,
swags and cornice with urns and arms.
RCHM II p 122 -4

Listing NGR: SP7707331206

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