Church of St James, Leckhampstead - West Berkshire (UA)

Church designed by architect Samuel Teulon and consecrated in 1860. External walls of flint and brick. Internally, of polychrome brick. The steeply pitched plain clay tiles roofs were last repaired/ renewed in the 1940's. The clay tiles are delaminating, sipped or missing. Water ingress to the roof structure and roofing battens is occurring. Structural tying to the roof is now needed to brace the roof due to roof spread. An unsuccessful application for a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship was made in 2017.

Church of St James, Leckhampstead - West Berkshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St James
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1313057
  • Local Planning Authority: West Berkshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Unitary Authority: West Berkshire (UA)
  • Parish: Leckhampstead
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Newbury
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*

Contact Details

Nicola Lauder 01483 252074

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England