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© Mr Robert O. Caudwell

IoE Number: 267874
Location: CHURCH OF ST JAMES THE LESS,
  HEMINGTON, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Robert O. Caudwell
Date Photographed: 11 October 1999
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 11 March 1968
Grade II*

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HEMINGTON CPST75NWFOXCOTE2/91Church of St. James The Less11.3.68

HEMINGTON CP ST75NW FOXCOTE 2/91 Church of St. James The Less 11.3.68 GV II* Anglican Church, now redundant. Early C18 incorporating C15/C16 turret. Coursed and squared rubble and ashlar, moulded cornice, parapet with coping, slate roof, coped verges. Nave, chancel, west bell turret. Classical/Palladian, emphasis placed upon entrance front; Perpendicular turret. Two bay nave with rusticated quoins, semi-circular head windows with emphasised keys and imposts, diamond-paned leaded lights. Door opening with segmental pediment on Roman-Doric half-columns, 6-panelled door; 2 bay chancel of lower height, rusticated quoins; windows similar to nave with square-paned leaded lights. Small 2-stage embattled turret, corner pinnacles, narrow plain bell-chamber openings, semi-circular head east window. Interior plastered on tile and flagstone floors; coved plaster ceilings with moulded cornices; emphasised surrounds to windows. Jacobean altar table, altar rail and chair. Panelled C18 pulpit with carving. C19 pews, lectern and font. Fine set C18 wall monuments; to William Ponting of 1708 with segmental pediment; to John Smith of 1714 in marble surround; to Richard Ponting of 1715 in bolection moulded surround; to Thomas Fisher of 1719 with achievement set over, to Robert Smith of 1769 with weeping cherub; to Hannah Orange in marble with segmental pediment. Slab to Sarah Weaver of 1718; early C19 wall monument. Two C17 coffin stools. South-east corner of exterior with inscription.

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