St James Church

13 Jun 2002
St James Church, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, Tendring, Essex, CO7 0BX
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BRIGHTLINGSEA VICTORIA PLACE TM 0816-0916 8/64 St. James Church


Parish Chapel of Ease. Circa 1834-36 with C20 Chancel. William Mason, Architect, Builder Aldous, boat builders. White brick. Grey slate roof, pierced ridge tiles. The coped south gable faces Victoria Place, with 3 diamond leaded graduated chamfered lancets, labels over. To right (east) the 4 stage tower is set forward with a chamfered 2 centred arched doorway and double vertically boarded doors. Band to second stage. 2 small chamfered lancets with labels and corbelled cornice. The broached octagonal third stage has chamfered lancet louvres with labels to alternate faces. A hipped roof terminates in the slender belfry with narrow louvres to each face and octagonal spire. Angle buttresses to second stage. The returns are buttressed with lancets between. Gabled porch to left return with 2 centred arched doorway. The town clock erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee is attached to the second stage of the tower by iron brackets. Interior. The roof is boarded above collars. Each tie beam supports a central iron queen post and 2 timber queen posts with V braces.

There is a continuous balcony to east and south and west walls supported by cast iron octagonal pillars with moulded capitals and with moulded Gothic panelling, moulded top rail and soffit. Vertically boarded dado. Trefoiled heads to pew ends. Angled wooden pulpit with pierced and carved tracery. Circular stone font with circular stem and base. A tall chamfered 2 centred arch has been cut through the rear (north) wall and leads into the simple C20 chapel. Carved wooden figure of Christ behind the altar. Pevsner, Essex, 1965.

Listing NGR: TM0869116817


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Photographer: Foster, Bob

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