Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1058534

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1988

Statutory Address: ST JAMES


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Statutory Address: ST JAMES

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Cranmore

National Grid Reference: ST 68141 43848



Former Anglican church, now deconsecrated and used as a dwelling. 1846 by T.H. Wyatt, some late C20 alteration. Ashlar, coped verges, ornamental finials, slate roofs. Nave, chancel, south transept, south tower-porch, north vestry. Early English and Geometrical styles. Two stage tower-porch with pilaster buttresses to bottom stage, corner shafts to second stage, cornice with ball-flower ornament, tall recessed ribbed stone spire with cruciform finial and small gablets; 2-light bell-chamber openings with quatrefoils; shafted pointed-arch door opening, label stops carved as heads, ribbed and studded door. Five bay nave, pilaster buttresses with offsets, cusped lancets, west end with similar fenestration and a rose window. Transept with 2-light window with plate tracery to south, large gargoyle. Low vestry with lancets. Two bay chancel, lancets, good 3-light triple-lancet east window, carved heads as label stops; priests door to south, shafted opening, scrolly iron hinges. Majority of window openings with original glazing removed and late C20 aluminium casements inserted. Interior not seen at time of survey (March 1986) but is believed to be little altered with an elaborate arch-braced roof. Stated to stand on the site of a Saxon chapel which was rebuilt in the early C18. (Photographs in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST6814143848


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Legacy System number: 268271

Legacy System: LBS

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