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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1859 / 54°11'9"N

Longitude: -2.7209 / 2°43'15"W

OS Eastings: 353050

OS Northings: 476922

OS Grid: SD530769

Mapcode National: GBR 9NF1.Q7

Mapcode Global: WH83P.51LV

Plus Code: 9C6V57PH+9J

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 12 February 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335703

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76640

ID on this website: 101335703

Location: St James's Church, Burton-in-Kendal, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Burton-in-Kendal

Built-Up Area: Burton-in-Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Burton St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD 5276-5376 BURTON A6070, Burton

6/6 Church of St. James


Parish Church. Base of Tower and North-West angle of Nave C12, North aisle
possibly C13, North Chapel late C13, South Arcade to Nave and South Aisle C14,
North Arcade, North Aisle and South Chapel late C15 or early C16. Restored,
Chancel and North Chapel rebuilt and clerestory added in 1844; further
restoration and South Arcade to Chancel rebuilt in 1872. Limestone rubble with
limestone and sandstone dressings, slate roofs. West Tower, Nave with aisles,
Chancel, North and South Chapels. 3-stage Tower has later embattled parapets,
C14 West window with 2 trefoiled ogee lights, square-headed window in North wall
and early C16 2-light windows in each wall of bell-chamber. South wall has
gabled porch and C14 doorway with chamfered jambs and 2-centred head, 2 windows
c.1330 (RCHM), each of 2 trefoiled ogee lights, and 2 C16 windows with moulded
ogee lights and reset doorway c1300 between them. East wall has C19 East window
in rebuilt wall, C13 3-light window, with pointed heads to lights, in North
Chapel and reset window c.1300, of 3 trefoiled lights with intersecting tracery,
with carved head over, in South Chapel. West wall has C16 2-light window with
remains of moulded label and headstops to North of Tower and partly restored
early C16 3-light window with moulded label to South. North wall has 3 2- or
3-light windows, one reset C14 2-light window with ogee heads to lights to right
and traces of blocked doorway. Interior has 9-bay king-post roof to Nave and
Chancel (no Chancel Arch) the 4 most Western probably early C16, others later;
C16 or earlier 8-bay roof to South Aisle; probably C16 roof to North Aisle.
South Aisle has 2 recesses in South wall: one with trefoiled head and round
drain and one with chamfered jambs. 5-sided oak Pulpit has enriched C17 panels
assembled with C19 posts, base and cornice. Glass mostly C19, including window
by Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster dated 1877 in South Aisle. Fragments of
medieval cross shafts.

Listing NGR: SD5305176922

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