CHURCH OF ST JAMES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1093029

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1957

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JAMES

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JAMES

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

County: Hampshire

District: Basingstoke and Deane (District Authority)

Parish: Bramley

National Grid Reference: SU 64494 58988

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Details

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SU 65 NW 5/32 26.4.57

BRAMLEY BRAMLEY CHURCH OF ST JAMES

I

C12 to C20 (all periods). A Norman single cell, with an addition to the south at the east end of the nave (being the Brocas Aisle of 1802 by John Soane), a west tower of 1636, and south porch of 1806. Along the north wall are 4 windows 3 being original small round-leaded lights with deep splays ending in rolls, the 4th (a replacement of the C15) having 3 cusped lights containing stained glass of circa 1470. The south wall has a C14 window at the east end, a priest's door, a high niche (former access to a rood screen), a low pointed arch to the Brocas Aisle, a filled Norman south door, a C14 3-light window with some stained glass, and a C15 moulded south door. Fittings include a C13 shaft piscina, a C17 communion rail, chancel seats by temple Moore, a C15 screen (restored) wall monuments, C16 benches, C18 pulpit, and several important wall paintings (a murder of St Thomas a Becket, St Christoper, 2 conservation crosses and lettered texts), a Purbeck font on later shafts, and a west gallery of 1722 (strengthened by Ionic piers when the organ was added in 1884). The Brocas Aisle has a plaster 'thin' vaulted ceiling, a restored 'Perpendicular' window with Flemish glass of circa 1500, brasses set in floor,slab monuments, 4 hatchments, a wall monument of 1839 and 2 Royal Coat of Arms; in the middle of the floor is a large sculptured marble tomb monument to Sir Bernard Brocas of 1777. Within the tower are 2 painted prescription tablets. The plaster barrel vault of the nave continues above the chancel with wooden ribs and panels. Externally, the church has a tiled roof, with 3 dormers. Flint walls (in part rendered) have stone dressings, buttresses. Red brickwork is used for the tower, porch, heating chamber and the Brocas Aisle (with a brick incised DC 1802). The tower has thin bands separating the three stages, a crenellated parapet, coupled belfry lights, a 'Perpendicular' west window, and a high plinth.

Listing NGR: SU6448658938

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 138495

Legacy System: LBS

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