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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Newnton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.318 / 51°19'4"N

Longitude: -1.814 / 1°48'50"W

OS Eastings: 413057

OS Northings: 157673

OS Grid: SU130576

Mapcode National: GBR 4Y9.B63

Mapcode Global: VHB4R.H4VF

Plus Code: 9C3W859P+69

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 27 May 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 311063

Location: North Newnton, Wiltshire, SN9

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: North Newnton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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2/115 Church of St. James
Anglican parish church. C13, C15 and C19. Limestone ashlar and
flint tower, nave and chancel malmstone banded with brick. Nave
with south porch, chancel and north vestry, and west tower. Nave
has triple lancet windows on north-west side and a reset 2-light
C14 window on south, the remainder C19 plate tracery. Lancets to
chapel, triple at east end, and paired on the south. Porch C19.
Tower of C15, three stages with angle buttresses founded on huge
sarsens. Stair in south-east angle. Paired bell openings, and
parapet with animal headed spouts. Floor beams of bell stage and
roof penetrate walls, are keyed and have stone pent roofs. Square
headed west door and window over.
Interior: Nave and chancel largely rebuilt c1862. Three bay
timber roof, the bays subdivided by further tie beam trusses. C19
chancel arch. Timber barrel vaulted chancel, but C13 piscina with
credence shelf. Arch to C19 vestry. Hollow chamfered arch to
tower. Fittings: Font under tower, C15, octagon with quatrefoiled
panels. Pulpit: C19, stone with stone steps from chancel.
Monuments: Two wall tablets in chancel. North side: Carrara and
grey marbles, an aedicule with broken scroll pediment, the
terminals burgeoning. Boars head crest. Fluted pilasters and
putti below. To Francis Wroughton, of Estcot, died 1733. South
side: similar tablet, but arms and supporters between scrolls. To
Caraline, Countess of Abingdon, died 1741. Five C19 brasses.
Glass in east, and west tower windows, C19.
(Pevsner: Buildings of England; Wiltshire.)

Listing NGR: SU1305757673

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