Church of St James, Elmsted - Folkestone and Hythe

Parish church with origins in the C11, but of multiple subsequent phases. Good internal fittings, including a Norman font, medieval vestry screen and C17 pulpit. Although some repairs have been undertaken recently, including an overhaul of the roofs and internal redecoration, there are corroding rainwater goods, blocked hoppers and gullies, and vegetation growth.

Church of St James, Elmsted - Folkestone and Hythe
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St James
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1241752
  • Local Planning Authority: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Parish: Elmsted
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I