CHURCH OF ST JAMES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1034813

Date first listed: 08-Sep-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Mar-1988

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JAMES

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JAMES

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire (District Authority)

Parish: Great Packington

National Grid Reference: SP 22995 84074

Summary

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History

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Details

GREAT PACKINGTON PACKINGTON PARK SP28SW 8/83 Church of St. James 08/09/61 GV I Church. 1789 by Joseph Bonomi for 4th Earl of Aylesford. Red brick and sandstone dressings. Plain-tiled roof with scrolled modillion eaves cornice. 4 corner towers having stone ashlar to the upper courses above the eaves and surmounted by drumless domes with 2 lunettes, and a ball finial. Central plan of cross in square. Symmetrical elevations, each having a broken pediment above a large tripartite lunette. Doorway in west wall has a stone surround and flat narrow canopy on console brackets. Panelled double doors. Interior: Vaults and walls are faced with painted ashlar. Groin centre and corner vaults with tunnel vaults to the bays at the sides. The groin vault over the centre is carried on Greek Doric columnms with entasis and a piece of triglyph frieze, in red sandstone. Painting of IHS sign in clouds by J.F. Rigaud in white marble pedimented altarpiece. Communion rail also of white marble with symmetrically turned balusters. Organ of 1750 used frequently by Handel when it was in the music room at Packington Hall. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p297; M. Binney: Country Life, CXLVIII, p102; VCH: Warwickshire; Vol IV)

Listing NGR: SP2299884076

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 308988

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1947)
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 297
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 148, (), 102
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 42 Warwickshire,

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