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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Wetherby, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.9299 / 53°55'47"N

Longitude: -1.3863 / 1°23'10"W

OS Eastings: 440395

OS Northings: 448376

OS Grid: SE403483

Mapcode National: GBR LQRZ.NZ

Mapcode Global: WHDB0.PH22

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341925

Location: Wetherby, Leeds, LS22

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Wetherby

Built-Up Area: Wetherby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wetherby St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

LS22 (north end)

5/7 Church of St. James


Church. 1839-42, chancel extended 1877. By J. B. and W. Atkinson. Dressed
sandstone, Welsh slate roof. West tower, wide 4-bay nave with south porch;
taller, narrower single-bay chancel with south vestry and north organ
chamber. Gothic Revival style with lancet windows. Tower: offset plinth,
hollow-edged angle buttresses with gablets rising as pilasters with shafted
arrises; double-chamfered south door with hoodmould; tall 2nd stage with west
and south clocks in deeply-chamfered recesses with hoodmoulds; louvred 3-
light belfry openings with shafts, moulded arches and linked hoodmoulds;
corbelled cornice below parapet with blind quatrefoils and 8 pinnacle bases
(pinnacles removed 1939). Navel chamfered plinth; buttresses with gablets at
angles and between bays. Flat-roofed porch to bay 2 has hooded arch and
spandrel quatrefoils; circular window over has cusped radial tracery.
Stepped 3-light windows to other bays beneath continuous round-arched
hoodmoulds with carved stops; corbel table to coped ashlar parapet; gable
copings. Chancel: lean-to south vestry with shouldered-headed door on right
of 2-light window with hoodmould. Hollow-edged angle buttresses with gablets
flank east window of 5 stepped lights divided by shafts; coped gable has
cinquefoiled opening and apex cross.
Interior treble-chamfered tower arch with hoodmould returning at floral
stops to cover nave windows. Tall, moulded chancel arch; pointed arch into
organ chamber. Queen-post trusses to the nave; painted panelled ceiling in
the chancel. Stained glass: east window of 1877, west window of 1889. Royal
Coat of Arms dated 1776 on nave north wall. Bronze memorial to dead of 1914-
18 on south wall.
R. Unwin, Wetherby, 1986 pp 104-106 (illustration of church in original

Listing NGR: SE4039548376

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