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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7434 / 53°44'36"N

Longitude: -2.0251 / 2°1'30"W

OS Eastings: 398439

OS Northings: 427448

OS Grid: SD984274

Mapcode National: GBR GT94.CT

Mapcode Global: WHB8D.V5TK

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 21 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403924

Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Hebden Royd

Built-Up Area: Hebden Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hebden Bridge St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Mytholm, Hebden Bridge

1/88 Church of St. James



Commissioners' church, by Pickersgill and Oates (York) c.1833 with additions
and alterations 1874 to 1876 by R. Norman Shaw. At this date the north and
south galleries and the ceiling were removed. Ashlar, slate roof. West tower,
nave, south porch and chancel. Lancet style. 3 stage embattled tower
has angle buttresses which rises to form pinnacles. Doorway in 1st stage.
Single light window with clock face over to second. Single light belfry window
to 3rd stage. 5-bay nave, with angle buttresses rising to form pinnacles and
offset buttresses between each bay which has tall pointed arched windows with
hoodmould. Parapet. Porch in 1st bay has angle buttresses, pinnacles and
parapeted gable with pointed arched doorway. Chancel (1876) of 2 bays with
single storey side aisles with 3-light arched windows with hoodmould, parapet
with trefoil, gothic capping. Chancel has 2-light arched clerestorey windows
with quatrefoil over under arched hoodmould. 3-light lancet east window.
Interior: Wide bare nave without aisles, queen-post roof. Tall pointed chancel
arch with to either side smaller arches to aisles. That to south forms memorial
chapel to George Sowden, Honorary Canon of Wakefield and Vicar of the church
for 37 years who died 1899. Arcade to either side of chancel.
Furnishings: Carved reredos by Alfonso Noflaner c.1934 to celebrate the
centenary. All windows have stained glass illustrating the life of Christ
mostly dating from the 1870's, all by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Stone carved
pulpit is carried on marble columns. The rear gallery has been boxed in c.1983
to form enclosed vestibule and meeting'room. N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding
(1967), p.260.

Listing NGR: SD9843927448

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