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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hartlebury, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3359 / 52°20'9"N

Longitude: -2.2351 / 2°14'6"W

OS Eastings: 384074

OS Northings: 270891

OS Grid: SO840708

Mapcode National: GBR 1DC.KQR

Mapcode Global: VH921.6KQ5

Plus Code: 9C4V8QP7+9W

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 14 March 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400574

Location: Hartlebury, Wychavon, Worcestershire, DY11

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Hartlebury

Built-Up Area: Waresley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Hartlebury

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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SO 87 SW
1/65 Church of St James

Parish church. Fragments of c1300, tower 1587 for Bishop Sandys, rest by
Thomas Rickman 1825 and 1836-7 with restoration of 1877. Sandstone ashlar,
tile roof. West tower 1587 with early C19 west porch; nave with north and
south aisles 1836-7; chancel 1825, north and south chapels (early C19 and
1877 respectively). West tower: three stages with crenellated parapet,
string courses and diagonal buttresses; belfry (top) stage has windows of
two pointed lights under a 3-centred head; on west face of tower above
porch a pedimented tablet bears the arms of Bishop Sandys and the date 1587;
west porch: by Rickman, two storeys with angled buttresses; large 3-light
Perpendicular style window over entrance with 2-centred head. Nave and
aisles: of 1836-7 by Rickman, crenellated parapet, five bays divided by
stepped buttresses, the fifth bay to the west wrapping around the tower;
windows of three trefoil headed lights. North chapel of 1825: four bays
with single cinquefoil headed light windows under square heads with square
labels, the east bay occupied by a door below a blind window. South chapel:
of 1877; two bays with windows of two trefoil headed lights, east window of
three ligts. Chancel: east window of four lights under 2-centred head.
Interior: nave: four-bay arcade, slender sandstone piers supporting 2-centred
moulded arches, plastered ribbed vaults to nave and aisles with bosses.
Galleries in both aisles on cast iron columns with cinquefoil headed panels
to front of gallery; 2-centred moulded arch to chancel with label, and
similar, but lower arches from aisles into chapels, two-bay arcade each
side of chancel, that to north with quatrefoil columns supporting 2-centred
arches of two chamfered orders of c1300 but much restored, the south arcade
is a copy of this of about 1877. Ceiling: ribbed barrel vault. Fittings:
almost entirely late C19, font: circular with nail head ornament, the lower
part C12, the upper late C19. (VCH 3, p 386; BoE pp 189 - 190; H Colvin,
A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, London 1978,
p 691).

Listing NGR: SO8407470891

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