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Church of St James the Apostle

A Grade II Listed Building in Birstwith, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0307 / 54°1'50"N

Longitude: -1.6367 / 1°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 423893

OS Northings: 459474

OS Grid: SE238594

Mapcode National: GBR KP0T.GV

Mapcode Global: WHC85.TYSC

Entry Name: Church of St James the Apostle

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331153

Location: Birstwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Birstwith

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Birstwith St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 25 NW (east side)

14/25 Church of St James the

- II

Church. 1856-57, for John Frederick Greenwood. Coursed squared gritstone,
grey slate roofs. West tower of 3 stages with tall spire. Nave of 4 bays
with north and south aisles, north porch and 2-bay chancel. In late C13 -
early C14 Gothic style. Hoodmoulds with head-stops to doors and geometrical
tracery to windows with hoodmoulds, of 2 lights to nave and chancel; 3-light
east window. Tower: diagonal buttresses, tall belfry window as nave, broach
spire with lucarnes. Interior: pews possibly date from addition of vestry
and organ chamber in 1887. Notable chancel arch with relief carving of
grapes and wheat below springer level. Reredos with figures in mosaic and
marble, pre-Raphaelite in style.

Listing NGR: SE2389359474

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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