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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Long Marston, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1312 / 52°7'52"N

Longitude: -1.7782 / 1°46'41"W

OS Eastings: 415275

OS Northings: 248120

OS Grid: SP152481

Mapcode National: GBR 4MH.78L

Mapcode Global: VHB0Q.4P8L

Plus Code: 9C4W46JC+FP

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 5 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482979

Location: Long Marston, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Long Marston

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Marston Sicca St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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1912-1/13/85 (South side)
05/04/67 Church of St James


Church. C14 nave and chancel, with C16 porch and restored C16
bell turret. Narrow coursed limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; graduated stone slate roof; timber-framed porch and
bell turret.
PLAN: 2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave with south porch and west bell
EXTERIOR: coped stone gables. Chancel has offset diagonal and
angle buttresses flanking 3-light window with Perpendicular
tracery; coped gable with cross.
North side has 2 windows of 2 traceried lights flanking
round-headed priest's entrance with plain surround with
beading, enriched imposts and fielded-panel key block, plank
door; south side has similar windows.
Nave has alternately wide and narrow courses of stone.
North side has offset buttress to left of gabled porch. Porch
with close-studded framing on limestone plinth; entrance with
renewed spandrels to 3-centred head and renewed plank door
with strap hinges, 3-light windows to returns. 2
single-chamfered traceried nave windows of 2 lights.
South side has some patches of ashlar; 4 offset buttresses,
that to west on plinth, that to east is diagonal; small
2-light window to west and 2 larger 2-light windows with C14
tracery and hoods; scratch dial to east end.
West end has 2 tall offset buttresses and lower angle
buttresses; 2-light single-chamfered traceried window; bell
turret has close-studded framing and saddleback roof; 3-light
louvred bell openings and weather cock. Nave has short east
return to north with wall monument to Mary Tomes, d.1751: worn
slab with tapering pilasters, entablature with pulvinated
frieze and pediment.
INTERIOR: chancel has tie beam and collar roof with
arch-braced queen posts and wind braces; segmental-headed
piscina recess with remains of projecting bowl; rebated
chancel arch with continuous chamfer.
Nave has collar rafter roof with ashlaring; plastered
timber-framed partition wall to west end has exposed close
studding over 2 tall timber posts to centre, forming open
space below bell turret which has battened panelling to
returns with plank doors and high opening to south with turned
FITTINGS: chancel has C19 altar rail and candelabra, plain
stalls; nave has early C17 pulpit with enriched round-headed
panels; plain C19 stalls with candelabra; circular font on
traceried base; ex-situ stone altar slab on 4 tapering
supports; porch has roof with wind braces and one arch-braced
collar truss, plain rebated inner door and stone benches.
MONUMENTS: chancel has 3 brass plates on north wall: Joan,
Dorothea and Elizabeth Cooper, d.1658, 1650 and 1657, floor
slab to Richard Day, d.1697, with scrolly frame and armorial
bearing; porch has floor slab to Elizabeth Goodin, d.1732.
Stained glass: chancel east window has medieval fragments,
small C19 roundels to other chancel windows.
An attractive church in good setting and an unusual
timber-framed bell turret.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth:
1966-: 344; Buildings of England: N.Pevsner: Staffordshire:
London: 1974-: 125).

Listing NGR: SP1526948119

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