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© Mr Michael Perry

IoE Number: 266400
Location: CHURCH OF ST JAMES,
  ASHWICK, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 17 November 2007
Date listed: 02 June 1961
Date of last amendment: 02 June 1961
Grade I

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ST64NWASHWICK CP1/1Church of St James2.6.61

ST64NW ASHWICK CP 1/1 Church of St James 2.6.61 GV I Parish church. Perpendicular tower of c1450, remainder 1881 by Browne and Gill in Gothic style, with additions by W D Caroe of 1915. Coursed rubble, slate roofs. Consists of tower, North and South aisles, Southern with small Lady Chapel, nave, chancel, and vestry. Tower of 3-stages has diagonal corner buttresses, continuing as pinnacles above, capped by crocketed finials. Simple 2-light bell opening to centre of each side of the top stage, containing dense quatrefoil interlace, embattled parapet with blind arcading. Aisles of 4-bays, having 2-light windows in the Decorated style, each bay flanked by a buttress; pierced quatrefoil parapet above, gabled porch to South side. Above clerestory stage, small paired cusped lights. Interior dominated by arcaded nave, supported on Draycott marble columns. Wagon roof to nace and chancel. Stained glass all of 1881 rebuild. Memorials dating from C18, particularly under tower to Richard Hardwick of 1770, local clockmaker, and earlier memorial to his children of 1738, in the shape of a clock. C18 English painting of St Hames' Miracle in Lady Chapel.

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