CHURCH OF ST JAMES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1037582
Date first listed:
07-May-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES, THE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES, THE STREET

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Forest Heath (District Authority)
Parish:
Icklingham
National Grid Reference:
TL 77048 73049

Details

TL 77 SE 5/50 ICKLINGHAM THE STREET Church of St. James

7.5.54

GV II* Church, medieval, restored 1864. The tower rebuilt after collapse early C19. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, north porch and west tower. Flint rubble with limestone dressings; the north aisle and parapets refaced C19 in flushed flint. Parapets to nave, aisles and tower; parapet-gables throughout. Plaintiled roofs to chancel and porch; other roofs flat, leaded. The chancel is of c.1300, with 2-light south windows, restored priest's doorway and a 3- light west window with intersecting tracery and internal shafts. Late C14 south doorway and later north doorway; both have original doors. Aisle and clerestory window of 2 lights, all of various mid and late C14 designs, some perhaps reset. Large mask gargoyles to both aisles. North porch added, and north chancel window inserted later C15. 4-bay nave arcade of c.1400, with moulded pilasters; the chancel arch is similar, and to its right is an image pedestal. In the north aisle is an image niche and an aumbry; in the south aisle is a piscina, and by the south doorway a damaged stoup. The C15 rood- loft stairs and a doorway survive, and a number of tracery panels taken from the screen are fixed to C19 choirstalls. Flat nave roof with moulded cambered tie-beams and purlins, perhaps rebuilt c.1600. Chancel roof canted and boarded, with C15 moulded cornice and bosses with floral and mask motifs. A mediaeval octafoil bowl is reused in the C19 chancel piscina. Octagonal C15 limestone font with quatrefoil panel led bowl and traceried stem, recut or renewed C19. In the south aisle is a marble wall tablet with painted achievement to John Talbot, d.1689, and his daughter Isabella, d.1704. 2 medieval floor slabs in the chancel probably once contained brasses.

Listing NGR: TL7704873049

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
275792
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/11109/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Tony Wilding. Source Historic England Archive
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