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Church of St James the Great

A Grade II Listed Building in Silsden, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.9142 / 53°54'51"N

Longitude: -1.9383 / 1°56'17"W

OS Eastings: 404152

OS Northings: 446451

OS Grid: SE041464

Mapcode National: GBR GRX5.5M

Mapcode Global: WHB7H.6W85

Plus Code: 9C5WW376+MM

Entry Name: Church of St James the Great

Listing Date: 25 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418945

ID on this website: 101224813

Location: St James's Church, Silsden, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD20

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Silsden

Built-Up Area: Silsden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Silsden St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(west side)

9/159 Church of St. James
the Great


Church. c 1816, tower raised 1896 by George Jacques. Hammer-
dressed stone, ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roof, tile ridge, lead
spire. Nave, south porch, shallow chancel and slender west tower.
Simple Gothic Revival style. 3-stage tower; 1st stage has doorway
with monolithic jambs approached up flight of stone steps and single
chamfered light over with hood mould. West face has 2-light cusped
window. 2nd stage has similar 2-light belfry with iron-grille.
3rd stage has clock set in each face and shaped parapet surmounted
by needle spirelet with weather-vane. Nave has 3 bays of 2-light
arched windows, coped gables with kneelers. Gabled porch to left
has 2-centred arched doorway with colonnettes and hoodmould. Chancel,
under lower roof-line and set back, has chamfered plinth and east
window of 4-lights with quatrefoils.

Interior: single vessel with west organ gallery carried on Doric
columns. 8-bay nave with arch-braced king-post roof with turned
king posts. Stained glass windows. Pine pews. The church
originally built 1712, is as it was altered in 1816.

N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (London, 1979) p. 484.

Listing NGR: SE0415246451

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