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Church of St James and St Christopher

A Grade II Listed Building in Shiregreen and Brightside, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4287 / 53°25'43"N

Longitude: -1.4423 / 1°26'32"W

OS Eastings: 437152

OS Northings: 392580

OS Grid: SK371925

Mapcode National: GBR 9P0.BP

Mapcode Global: WHDDH.T2CT

Entry Name: Church of St James and St Christopher

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455718

Location: Sheffield, S5

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Shiregreen and Brightside

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Shiregreen St James and St Christopher

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK39SE BELLHOUSE ROAD
784-1/2/73 (West side)
Church of St James and St
Christopher

GV II

Parish church. 1939-41. Rustic brick with ashlar dressings and
Roman tile roofs. Arts and Crafts style. Plinth, coped
parapets.
PLAN: chancel, vestry, north-east chapel and transepts, nave
with clerestory, north and south aisles, baptistry, west
porches, west tower and stair turrets.
EXTERIOR: chancel has blank east end. To south, flat-roofed
vestry with 4 flush mullioned windows of various sizes. On the
south side, 3 buttresses and a door. To west, square
projection with a 2-light window.
Transepts have single 2-light mullioned windows with a small
round opening above. Gable stack to south.
Nave clerestory has on each side three 4-light windows flanked
by single 3-light windows, all with flush mullions.
Flat roofed aisles have in the centre two 3-light windows and
to east and west, a 2-light window, all with flush mullions.
North aisle has integral east chapel.
Flat roofed west porches have cable moulded stone doorcases
with panelled double doors, and over them, relief panels.
North and south sides have 3-light flush mullioned windows.
Gabled west tower, 2 stages, has shallow angle buttresses and
bracketed eaves on corbels. Tall pointed arched recess to west
with a tall cross casement and below it, a pair of half-glazed
doors flanked by single small windows. Inset upper stage has
5-light bell openings to east and west, and in each gable, a
round opening.
INTERIOR: rendered with brick dado throughout. Groin vaulted
choir and sanctuary, with plain pointed arch and a single
transverse rib. Blank east end has a pointed arched recess,
and brick piscina and sedilia. North side has a pointed arched
opening to the side chapel. On either side, a single casement.
In the chancel arch, a brick screen wall with slab coping,
flanked by a canted brick pulpit and lectern enclosure in the
same style. Vestries have cross passage with double doors and
octagonal roof lights. North-east chapel has rendered cross
beam ceiling. To west, opening to north aisle closed by glazed
wooden screen c1980. To north, moulded stone recess with
wrought-iron grille, containing Founders' book.
Nave has built-up king post roof with struts and wall posts on
corbels. 5 bay arcades have plain pointed arches and square
brick piers, the eastern arches opening into the transepts.
North arcade has 4 western bays enclosed with glazed wooden
screens with doors, c1980. West end has a pointed arched
recess framing a tall segment-headed opening with projecting
panelled wooden gallery. Under the gallery, a half-glazed
double door with sidelights.
North aisle, now meeting room, has 4 windows and to west, a
door c1980. South aisle has flat roof with span beams on
corbels, and 5 windows. At each end, a double door.
Central baptistry at west end has cross beam ceiling and a
door at each side. Brick and concrete stair to gallery.
Flanking porches have octagonal rooflights and panelled double
doors.
Fittings include tapered octagonal ashlar font with wave
pattern. Wooden altar rail, 1976. Chairs throughout, with
panelled screens at nave east end.


Listing NGR: SK3715292580

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


SHEFFIELD

SK39SE BELLHOUSE ROAD
784-1/2/73 (West side)
Church of St James and St
Christopher

GV II

Parish church. 1939-41. Rustic brick with ashlar dressings and
Roman tile roofs. Arts and Crafts style. Plinth, coped
parapets.
PLAN: chancel, vestry, north-east chapel and transepts, nave
with clerestory, north and south aisles, baptistry, west
porches, west tower and stair turrets.
EXTERIOR: chancel has blank east end. To south, flat-roofed
vestry with 4 flush mullioned windows of various sizes. On the
south side, 3 buttresses and a door. To west, square
projection with a 2-light window.
Transepts have single 2-light mullioned windows with a small
round opening above. Gable stack to south.
Nave clerestory has on each side three 4-light windows flanked
by single 3-light windows, all with flush mullions.
Flat roofed aisles have in the centre two 3-light windows and
to east and west, a 2-light window, all with flush mullions.
North aisle has integral east chapel.
Flat roofed west porches have cable moulded stone doorcases
with panelled double doors, and over them, relief panels.
North and south sides have 3-light flush mullioned windows.
Gabled west tower, 2 stages, has shallow angle buttresses and
bracketed eaves on corbels. Tall pointed arched recess to west
with a tall cross casement and below it, a pair of half-glazed
doors flanked by single small windows. Inset upper stage has
5-light bell openings to east and west, and in each gable, a
round opening.
INTERIOR: rendered with brick dado throughout. Groin vaulted
choir and sanctuary, with plain pointed arch and a single
transverse rib. Blank east end has a pointed arched recess,
and brick piscina and sedilia. North side has a pointed arched
opening to the side chapel. On either side, a single casement.
In the chancel arch, a brick screen wall with slab coping,
flanked by a canted brick pulpit and lectern enclosure in the
same style. Vestries have cross passage with double doors and
octagonal roof lights. North-east chapel has rendered cross
beam ceiling. To west, opening to north aisle closed by glazed
wooden screen c1980. To north, moulded stone recess with
wrought-iron grille, containing Founders' book.
Nave has built-up king post roof with struts and wall posts on
corbels. 5 bay arcades have plain pointed arches and square
brick piers, the eastern arches opening into the transepts.
North arcade has 4 western bays enclosed with glazed wooden
screens with doors, c1980. West end has a pointed arched
recess framing a tall segment-headed opening with projecting
panelled wooden gallery. Under the gallery, a half-glazed
double door with sidelights.
North aisle, now meeting room, has 4 windows and to west, a
door c1980. South aisle has flat roof with span beams on
corbels, and 5 windows. At each end, a double door.
Central baptistry at west end has cross beam ceiling and a
door at each side. Brick and concrete stair to gallery.
Flanking porches have octagonal rooflights and panelled double
doors.
Fittings include tapered octagonal ashlar font with wave
pattern. Wooden altar rail, 1976. Chairs throughout, with
panelled screens at nave east end.


Listing NGR: SK3715292580

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