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Wychavon (District Authority)
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SP 07096 43114


BADSEY CP HIGH STREET (east side) SP 0643 - SP 0743

14/10 Church of St James



Parish church. C12, partly rebuilt late C13, extended early C14 and mid-C15, restored 1885. West tower C15, nave C12, chancel C13, north transept C14, south aisle and porch C19. West tower: three stages, with diagonal buttresses, crenellated parapet with pinnacles, string course below with gargolyes, belfry stage has windows of two cinquefoiled lights under 2-centred heads in hollow chamfered reveals, labels with head stops; clock face to first stage; ground stage has a window of four ogee trefoiled lights under a 2-centred head in deep reveal with hollow chamfers. South aisle: C19 addition of three bays with porch to left of stone. South door is C14, re-set from south wall of nave, with 2-centred head and contemporary door with massive strap hinges. The two windows to left are of two and three trefoiled lights under segmental pointed heads. East window of two cinquefoil lights under 2-centred head. Nave: north wall largely rebuilt with C12 north door which has a flat rope- moulded lintel, plain tympanum, and zig-zag decoration to semi-circular head, to right of this a small C12 semi-circular headed window. North transept: south window of two trefoil lights under a 2-centred head. Chancel: diagonal buttresses, two bays with a pair of trefoiled lancets to left, to right a window of two ogee trefoil lights under 2-centred head with a priest's door between. East window of three trefoiled lights under a segmental head. Interior: C19 arcade of four bays with octagonal piers and 2-centred arches. Tower arch is 2-centred and of two hollow chamfered orders. C19 chancel arch 2-centred and of two orders, the inner order with respond shafts. Arch to north transept of two orders with engaged respond shafts to inner order. Roofs: nave has restored C14 common rafter roof with arched braced collars; chancel similar, but arch-braces and ashlar pieces curved to form arch. Fittings: chancel: memorial to Richard Hobby, died 1617, has two kneelers facing each other below entablature supported on Corinthian columns. Early C18 altar rail and table. Pulpit of linen fold panelling (possibly of 1529) in nave. On north wall of nave a memorial to William Jarret, died 1685, in form of cartouche surmounted by urn finial. Font has an early C14 octagonal stem and C19 bowl. (VCH, 2, pp 356-358; BoE, p 74).

Listing NGR: SP0709643114


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1906), 356-358
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 74


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: 20 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05550/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Harnwell. Source Historic England Archive
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