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Church of St James

List Entry Summary

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

Name: Church of St James

List entry Number: 1058471


Church of St James, Radstock, BA3 5BE

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashwick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 02-Jun-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266400

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ST64NW 1/1

ASHWICK CP Church of St James


GV I Parish church. Perpendicular tower of c1450, remainder 1881 by Browne and Gill in Gothic style, with additions by W.D Caroe of 1915. Coursed rubble, slate roofs.

Consists of tower, north and south aisles, southern with small Lady Chapel, nave, chancel, and vestry. Tower of three-stages has diagonal corner buttresses, continuing as pinnacles above capped by crocketed finials. Simple two-light bell opening to centre of each side of the top stage, containing dense quatrefoil interlace, embattled parapet with blind arcading. Aisles of four-bays, having two-light windows in the Decorated style, each bay flanked by a buttress; pierced quatrefoil parapet above, gabled porch to south side. Above clerestory stage, small paired cusped lights.

Interior dominated by arcaded nave, supported on Draycott marble columns. Wagon roof to nave and chancel. Stained glass all of 1881 rebuild. Memorials dating from C18, particularly under tower to Richard Hardwick of 1770, local clockmaker, and earlier memorial to his children of 1738, in the shape of a clock. C18 English painting of St James' Miracle in Lady Chapel.

Listing NGR: ST6371148425

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National Grid Reference: ST 63712 48419


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