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Church of St James the Great

A Grade II* Listed Building in Claydon with Clattercot, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1468 / 52°8'48"N

Longitude: -1.3335 / 1°20'0"W

OS Eastings: 445703

OS Northings: 250047

OS Grid: SP457500

Mapcode National: GBR 7RV.CNR

Mapcode Global: VHCVV.T9WL

Plus Code: 9C4W4MW8+PJ

Entry Name: Church of St James the Great

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401199

Location: Claydon with Clattercot, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX17

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Claydon with Clattercot

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Claydon

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP4550 (West side)
10/31 Church of St. James the Great


Small church, C12 origins represented by C12 south doorway and north arcade of 3
bays, C12 chancel probably extended in C14 or C15, C14 west tower, C15 south
porch. Restoration at 1860 by William White: north aisle almost entirely
rebuilt, piscina and sedilia inserted in chancel and all windows renewed.
Furnishings almost entirely 1860s. Squared coursed ironstone. Tower has a
saddleback roof of stone slate on south, C20-tile on north, Nave and chancel and
aisles have C20-tile roofs, Chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch, west tower,
4-window range. 2 entrances, Chancel has painted arched priest's 5 doorway with
plank door and weathered head, Chancel has renewed 3-light window with
intersecting tracery. Chancel and nave have 2- and 3-light lancet windows mostly
restored or renewed by William White. Chancel has 2 buttresses and stone-coped
gable. Gabled south porch has stone slate roof and pointed arched doorway with
moulded jambs. Plank door and strap hinges. North aisle has smote and triple
lancets. Remains of a C14 stone chimney stack. The vent may resemble one at
Hanwell but the interior fireplace has gone. West tower. Low with a saddleback
roof. 3 stages.Lancets and 2-light trefoil head lancets to bell-stage. Restored
ironstone quoins. Interior. C19 Queen strut roofs. North arcade has 3 short
round piers with capitals carved with flat upright leaves. North aisle has an
Early English arch springing from a corbel with nailhead decoration leading from
north aisle to a chapel. The chapel has 3 openings to the chancel, a squint, a
C13 arch and a doorway once external as the mouldings are weathered. Fittings
and furnishings of 1860 restoration by William White, including piscina,
sedilia, pews, pulpit, reading desk and font. Stained glass; east window 1860s
by Wailes of Newcastle. South chancel windows of 1860s by Lavers and Barraud. South chancel Windows of - by Lovers and Sarr aud.
(Buildings of England: Oxford; 1974, p548; VCH; Oxfordshire; Vol X, p192)

Listing NGR: SP4570350047

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