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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Heckmondwike, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7069 / 53°42'24"N

Longitude: -1.6702 / 1°40'12"W

OS Eastings: 421865

OS Northings: 423432

OS Grid: SE218234

Mapcode National: GBR JTSK.6X

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.93W2

Plus Code: 9C5WP84H+PW

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300258

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340972

ID on this website: 101300258

Location: St James Church, Heckmondwike, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, WF16

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Heckmondwike

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Heckmondwike

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Heckmondwike St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Church of St James


Commissioners' church in Early English style. 1830-1 by Peter Atkinson
(Jnr.). New chancel and Lady Chapel added 1905. Dressed stone
with ashlar dressings and buttresses. Slate roof. West tower
with broach spire. 7-bay buttressed nave, 2 bay chancel and
3-bay later chancel. Steeply pitched south porch with similar
baptistry to north. Plain lancets to nave and chancel. Paired
arched windows to later chancel. 5-light untraceried, stained
glass east window. 2-tier square tower with clasping and angle
buttresses. Heavily moulded doorway on south side. West lancet
window. Clock to 3 elevations. Bell chamber has triple group of
arched, louvred openings to each elevation. Hexagonal, stone broach
spire, ribbed and with gargoyles.

Interior: Plain aisleless nave. Heavily moulded arch to original chancel
on clustered colonnettes, with very steeply pointed flanking arches. New
chancel has well carved organ case to left with 4 carved angels. To
right is Lady Chapel with stained glass of 1907 and 1912, and well carved
parclose screen. Colourful reredos with well carved panelling to each
side and carved canopied figures of St Paul and St Aidan. To rear of
nave is 1st World War Memorial of carved oak panels.

Listing NGR: SE2186523432

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