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© Mr James Ryall LRPS

IoE Number: 407930
Photographer: Mr James Ryall LRPS
Date Photographed: 13 October 1999
Date listed: 01 February 1956
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1956
Grade II*

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ST 76 SWSOUTH STOKE6/196St. James' Church1.2.56II*

ST 76 SW SOUTH STOKE 6/196 St. James' Church 1.2.56 II* G.V. Anglican Parish Church. C12, altered C15; restored with chancel and south aisle rebuilt in 1845 and c. 1850 by G.P. Manners of Bath. Consists of west tower, nave and north porch, south aisle and chancel. Coursed squared rubble and freestone with stone slate roofs. The west tower is low, but of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses; embattled parapet with pinnacles and gargoyles; single 2-light bell chamber windows and 2-light west window; polygonal stair turret to north-east with embattled parapet and spirelet. Projecting gabled north porch. The nave and south aisles have C19 2-light Perpendicular style windows; cusped lancet windows to chancel. C12 south doorway with one order of columns, both patterned with lozenges and nailhead ornament (east) and fleur-de-lys ornament with dots (west); scalloped capitals; lintel with low pitched top and chip carving; tympanum with trellis pattern of roll mouldings; arch with rosettes and quatrefoils to inner part, triple zig-zag to centre and outer guilloche band. Interior. South arcade of 1845, 3 bays with octagonal piers and chamfered arches. Pulpit: probably C15, recut, ashlar with panelled sides on a stem. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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