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Church of St James the Less

A Grade II Listed Building in Hambridge, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9849 / 50°59'5"N

Longitude: -2.8667 / 2°52'0"W

OS Eastings: 339260

OS Northings: 120964

OS Grid: ST392209

Mapcode National: GBR MC.L7JR

Mapcode Global: FRA 46WH.WJ4

Plus Code: 9C2VX4MM+W8

Entry Name: Church of St James the Less

Listing Date: 23 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431288

Location: Hambridge and Westport, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Hambridge and Westport

Built-Up Area: Hambridge

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Hambridge with Earnshill

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


4/100 Church of St James-The-Less



Anglican church. Foundation stone laid 20.6.1842, architect Benjamin Ferrey, Coursed and squared hammer-dressed lias,
Ham stone dressings, slate roof to coped verges, cruciform finial. Nave, chancel, north organ chamber, south vestry,
slender west tower. Decorated style. Buttressed 5 bay nave, 2-light windows with cusped tracery to heads in 2 styles,
labels with very well modelled heads as stops. Small gabled south porch with coping and finial, simple chamfered inner
and outer doorways of 2 orders, ribbed inner door. Embattled tower of 2 stages with diagonal buttressed to west,
pinnacles, gargoyles, 2-light bell-chamber windows, 2-light west window, conforming style to nave; narrow west doorway.
Lean-to vestry and organ chamber, similar style to nave, Short single bay chancel, lancets to the north and south,
3-Light east window, good retriculated tracery, Mid C19 stained east window of unusual colouring and style. Interior
with many good fixtures, and furniture usual for such a modest church. Virtually unaltered since the end of the C19
inside and well illustrating the interior design of a Victorian country church.

Listing NGR: ST3926020964

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

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