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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7872 / 51°47'13"N

Longitude: 1.1481 / 1°8'53"E

OS Eastings: 617221

OS Northings: 214528

OS Grid: TM172145

Mapcode National: GBR TQZ.WLT

Mapcode Global: VHLD4.VBBR

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 5 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463334

Location: Tendring, Essex, CO15

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Town: Tendring

Electoral Ward/Division: St James

Built-Up Area: Clacton-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Clacton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TM115E CLACTON ON SEA BEATRICE ROAD

1665/11/10000 CHURCH OF ST JAMES

II*

Church. Built during 1912-13 to the designs of Temple Moore (1856-1920). Two further bays and a west tower were intended but never built. Exterior in simplified Perpendicular style built of cement render with Bath stone dressings and tiled roof. Nave of 3 bays with south west porch and tall chancel of 4 bays with clerestorey, 3 bay north east chapel and south cast combined chapel with organ chamber above. Nave has tall paired traceried windows divided by buttresses, ogee-arched doorease to south east and south west porch with side lancets and arched doorcase flanked by buttresses. Chancel has clerestorey with double paired lancets, chapels have triple trefoliated headed windows and four-light shnilu window to east. Easternmost bay has arched traceried window. East end has four-centred arched window to clerestorey and blocked traceried window below with Calvary. Angle buttresses. Interior of mainly Romanesque character. Nave has barrel-vaulted ceiling with plain tiebeams on corbels. Aisles have roof of crownpost type. Elaborate carved oak octagonal pulpit with octagonal canopy above. Chancel has Romanesque arcades to the south and Moorish to the north. Fretted choir screen with cinquefoil-headed panels below. North east chapel has a series of fine early C20 stained glass windows, mainly to members of the Nicholson family. Sanctuary has carved reredos by Ninian Comper.

Listing NGR: TM1722114528

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