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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 02966 59406


STERT VILLAGE CENTRE SU 05 NW (north side) 9/205 Church of St James 19.3.62


Anglican parish church. 1846 by J.H. Hakewill, incorporating C16 work of aisle of previous church. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and stone slate roof. Nave with north aisle and lean-to vestry, south porch, and chancel. C19 bell turret on west gable. East window of 3 lights and square headed windows in south wall of nave. Tudor arched windows to aisle. South porch with bold mouldings and angle buttresses, and a cross finial. Inner door chamfered. Interior: Nave arcade of 2 depressed arches with fleuron ornamented capitals, probably C16. Roof of 3½ bays with slender trusses propped from corbels and open rafters. Chancel arch on corbels with carved pendents. Short chancel with open roof and squint from north aisle. Fittings: Font, C19 in C12 style of intersecting arcades and inhabited scroll over. Inscription on rim. Pulpit, reading desk and choir stalls all of boldly detailed stained timber. Sanctuary rail similar on turned columns. Pews later C19 with doors. Organ at west end. Brass candelabra brackets in chancel. Monuments: In chancel, wall tablet, early C19, white marble on grey, by Tyley of Bristol, a round tablet with attic and shelf cornice. Draped urn over against shaped field. Apron below, to John Gale, died 1824. In nave: Wall tablet, early C19, white and grey marbles. Flanking fluted columns, urn over (damaged) against grey field. To John Giddings, died 1822, and later family. Brass of 1917 in aisle. C19 glass in east window, gift of Miss Halliday of Erchfont.

Listing NGR: SU0296659406


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 28 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05739/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M Reed. Source Historic England Archive
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