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Church of St James the Great

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedgley, Dudley

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Latitude: 52.5194 / 52°31'9"N

Longitude: -2.1245 / 2°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 391646

OS Northings: 291286

OS Grid: SO916912

Mapcode National: GBR 4FB.27

Mapcode Global: VH914.4Y60

Plus Code: 9C4VGV9G+Q5

Entry Name: Church of St James the Great

Listing Date: 11 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 459726

ID on this website: 101270306

Location: Lower Gornal, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3

County: Dudley

Electoral Ward/Division: Gornal

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sedgley

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Lower Gornal, St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic architecture

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(west side), Lower Gornal
5/10017 Church of St James the Great


Anglican church. 1815-17 by Thomas Lee; enlarged 1837; refitted 1849 and restored 1899. Dressed stone. Slate and tile roofs. PLAN: The 1815-17 chapel-of-ease comprised a broad nave without aisles, but with a gallery at the west end and a west tower. North and south porches added circa 1837. Refitted and chancel added in 1849. Chancel rebuilt in 1899 and top stage of tower rebuilt in 1930. Gothic style. EXTERIOR: The broad nave has tall lancets with buttresses between. 3-stage west tower with angle buttresses; top stage with 2-light bell-openings and battlements, rebuilt in 1930. Polygonal chancel with angle buttresses, partly rendered. INTERIOR: Plastered walls. Open timber queen-post roof. West gallery on thin posts. Large moulded chancel arch and arch-braced chancel roof. Stone circular pulpit and polygonal font. Organ installed 1899. North window of apse 1902 by Ninian Comper. SOURCE: Ironbridge Institute, A Survey of Surviving Buildings and Remains from the Industrial Period in Gornal, 1991.

Listing NGR: SO9164691286

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