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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Christleton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1856 / 53°11'8"N

Longitude: -2.8383 / 2°50'17"W

OS Eastings: 344077

OS Northings: 365722

OS Grid: SJ440657

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.371R

Mapcode Global: WH88G.C6N4

Plus Code: 9C5V55P6+7M

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55471

ID on this website: 101330249

Location: St James's Church, Christleton, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Christleton

Built-Up Area: Waverton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Christleton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival English Gothic architecture

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3/25 Church of St.James



Church: late C15 tower, the rest 1874-77 by W.Butterfield. Ashlar red
sandstone. Green slate roof. Nave and chancel in one range, north
and south aisles, south porch, side chapels to chancel and a 2-stage
west tower. Aisles have rectangular windows of 2 or 3 cusped lights.
Similar 2-light windows in the clerestorey. Gabled porch with arched
entrance on engaged columns. Tall gabled and buttressed side chapel
has a 3-light window with cusped tracery. Similar tall 2-light window
in the chancel and a 3-light east window. Tower has diagonal
buttresses and a stair turret at the south-east angle. 3-light west
window and a 2-light louvred bell opening. Gargoyle rainspouts below
an embattled parapet. The shingled pyramidal cap is Butterfield's
Interior: decorated with red and white sandstone. 5-bay nave arcades
of double chamfered arches on octagonal piers. The clerestorey
windows are over the piers and all the windows have wooden lintels. A
wagon roof is sprung from stone corbels. Tall narrow triple-chamfered
tower arch where plaster mimics the white stone. Wrought iron chancel
screen beneath a hanging wooden screen. The panels of coloured
stonework continue into the chancel and have a chequerboard pattern
added in the upper portion. 2 bay arcades to the side chapels with
the sanctuary beyond. This has a large alabaster reredos with cusped
and quatrefoil panels filled with mosaic. Above, the roof contains
painted quatrefoil panels. West window of 1877 by Gibbs and much of
the other glass by Kempe 1884-1904. Large painted panels of the royal
arms dated 1665, by Randle Holme III (Pevsner and Hubbard).
fThe red sandstone came from Waverton quarry and the white from
Stourton Hill.

Listing NGR: SJ4407765722

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