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Parish Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3418 / 52°20'30"N

Longitude: -0.3463 / 0°20'46"W

OS Eastings: 512758

OS Northings: 272809

OS Grid: TL127728

Mapcode National: GBR H14.38L

Mapcode Global: VHFPB.YD9M

Plus Code: 9C4X8MR3+PF

Entry Name: Parish Church of St James

Listing Date: 28 January 1958

Last Amended: 21 October 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54594

Location: Spaldwick, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Spaldwick

Built-Up Area: Spaldwick

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Spaldwick St James

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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6/124 Parish Church
28.1.58 of St. James
(Formerly listed as Church of
St. James)

Parish church. Nave wall and north door, and part of east wall
C12. Nave arcade to south C13. Chancel and chancel arch early
C14, tower mid C14 and spire completed by end of C14.
Clerestorey added to nave c.1370, and south porch. South chapel
c.1500 and south aisle and porch rebuilt. C17 buttresses added
to north side of nave and parapets rebuilt. Restoration began
in 1810, and 1815, (nave reroofed in 1843) again in 1863.
Chancel restored in 1908 and tower in 1914, spire in 1850, 1873,
and 1905. Walls of stone and pebble rubble, tower of coursed
rubble with ashlar spire. Barnack, Weldon and Ketton limestone
dressings. Roofs of slate and lead. South facing elevation:
west tower of four stages has a lozenge shaped window with
reticulate tracery, coupled, two-light belfrey windows with
transomes in two-centred arches and square buttresses.
Octagonal spire has projecting figure at top of broaches, three
tiers of spire lights, the top light has a carved stone
'J. Rivitt 1873'. Clerestorey of three bays with paired lights
in squared-headed arches possibly C16, and plain parapet;
shallow pitched nave roof. Aisle and chapel walls of six
buttressed bays with three-light windows in four-centred arches
with plain parapet to pent-roof. Chancel with low-pitch roof
and similar parapet has a two-light window with geometric
tracery. South porch c.1500, has a reset late C14 archway with
shafted jambs with moulded capitals and bases. North doorway
with semi-circular head and continuous moulded jambs with
beak-head ornament. Interior. Two-centred chancel arch, early
C14 of two chamfered orders resting on moulded corbels. Tower
arch C14, two-centred with three moulded orders. Nave arcade
c.1250 of four bays with two-centred arches with two chamfered
orders and moulded labels with nail-head ornament on circular
columns with moulded capitals and bases. Reset doorway in south
aisle c.1250 with two-centred arch and two moulded and chamfered
orders. Piscena with two-centred head, quatre-foil basin and
stone shelf. The chapel has an early C16 roof with moulded
beams and a carved boss. Early C16 oak screen repaired. C13
font has an octagonal bowl. On either side of north door are
two early C14 coped coffin-lids.
VCH (Hunts) p98-100. RCHM (Hunts) p242-244.
Norris Museum, St. Ives. Inskip Ladds Collection.
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p345.

Listing NGR: TL1275872809

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