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Latitude: 54.8855 / 54°53'7"N
Longitude: -2.9469 / 2°56'48"W
OS Eastings: 339351
OS Northings: 554941
OS Grid: NY393549
Mapcode National: GBR 7CVY.SG
Mapcode Global: WH802.PGXJ
Entry Name: Church of St James
Listing Date: 11 April 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297399
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386851
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2
Electoral Ward/Division: Denton Holme
Built-Up Area: Carlisle
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Carlisle St James
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY3954 ST JAMES ROAD
671-1/15/254 (South side)
Church of St James
Church of England church. 1865-7 Anderson & Pepper of
Bradford. Quarry-faced red sandstone on chamfered plinth (from
Cove Quarry) with flush yellow sandstone ashlar quoins (from
Howrigg), dressings, chamfer and bands of calciferous
sandstone; stepped buttresses and eaves cornice. Graduated
slate roofs with coped gables and cross finials.
5-bay nave with 3-storey SW tower, NW porch, aisles and
transepts; single-bay chancel with apsidal end. Tower has
double west doors with scrolled wrought-iron hinge brackets
under moulded pointed arch with shafts. Clasping butresses,
lancet windows on 3 levels, those in belfry are paired and
with louvres; broach spire with lucarnes. Gabled porch has
double doors in dog-tooth surround and quatrefoil over. West
geometric tracery window of 5 lights, under quatrefoil. Aisles
have 2-light windows of trefoil heads with quatrefoil. Paired
trefoil-headed lancets in clerestory. North transept/vestry
has pointed doorway up steps; trefoil-headed lancet and
quatrefoil window above south transept is similar. Chancel has
3 trefoil-headed lancets in apse.
INTERIOR: richly labelled arches terminating in carved bosses
of foliage etc, on red circular columns with carved and
moulded caps. Open timber roof, the principals springing from
ornamental columns with carved caps and bosses. Floor laid
with black and red Staffordshire tiles. Late C19 open timber
benches. Chancel arch springs from two columns on moulded
brackets and caps. Chancel has rib-vaulted ceiling rising from
small caps and bosses. Apse windows given by Thomas Nelson are
by John Scott & Son of Carlisle, see Carlisle Journal (1867)
and (1868). For further details see St James' Church,
centenary pamphlet, 1967.
(Carlisle Journal: 26 July 1867; Carlisle Journal: 3 July
Listing NGR: NY3935154941
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