Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1074245

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966



Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST JAMES
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District Authority)

Parish: Sutton Cheney

National Grid Reference: SK 41645 00471



5/113 Church of St. James,66


Church. Principally of the early C13 but with Perpendicular features. Some Victorian restoration work which made little impact on the essential character of the Church. Limestone with some ashlar work and plain tiled roofs. West tower nave with south aisle and chancel. Tower with angle buttresses and plinth, of two stages raised in brick and terminating above a moulded cornice in a short conical roof. In its west wall a 2-light window in hollow chamfered embrasure, and square headed foiled light above with louvres to bell chamber, and in the top stage paired plain louvred lights in brick. West end of nave largely of cobbled construction, but the rest is coursed and squared limestone. Plinth, angle buttresses and oversailing course to aisle. Tall simply double chamfered south door. Late Decorated tracery pattern to aisle windows with hood moulds. Chancel distinguished by addition of a continuous sill band but otherwise a similar construction. Hood moulds to windows and Priest's door have figure head stops: Priest Door has slim shafts to arch. 3-light east window. North wall of chancel and nave similarly but separately constructed, separated by a straight joint. Inside, the south nave arcade is of four bays: cylindrical columns with ring moulded abaci support double chamfered arches: the outer chamfer is stopped by small foliate labels. West tower arch with semi octagonal responds and double chamfers has been fit led in, with two doors at upper and lower levels. Simple shallow vaulted plaster ceiling. Semi octagonal responds to high and wide chancel arch, partially renewed, but the foliage carved in the C13. South West Chancel windows have blind recesses beneath them as if for low side windows, but no exterior trace of this is visible. Beneath the south east window is a sedilia, with simply chamfered arches and a foiled piscina. Two aumbries, one with ogival arch set beneath a north east window. East windows contained in a shafted recess. Priest's door with figurehead label. Carved lozenge frieze around its arch. Fittings: stained glass in the east window, by Charles Evans of London, 1905, St. Mary and James with the Good Shepherd. Box pews and dado panelling to nave, altar rails in chancel, all of the C18. Tombs: in the chancel north wall Sir William Roberts d1633. The armour-clad effigy lies on a tomb chest decorated with swags and trophys etc, and the inscription. On the wall above are his two wives facing each other kneeling at a prie dieu in a small aedicule. On the south wall Richard May d1635, the figure kneeling at a prie dieu in an aedicule. Above the Priests door is an earlier slab with incised lettering and coats of arms commemorating Margaret Neale, d1563 (?). Plain round basin to font. Commandments Board in south aisle.

Listing NGR: SK4164500471


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

Legacy System number: 188109

Legacy System: LBS

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