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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: 1111402

Location

CHURCH OF ST JAMES, VICTORIA PLACE

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

County: Essex

District: Tendring

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brightlingsea

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Apr-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 120191

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

BRIGHTLINGSEA VICTORIA PLACE TM 0816-0916 8/64 CHURCH OF ST JAMES

GV II

Parish Chapel of Ease. Circa 1834-36 with C20 Chancel. William Mason, Architect, Builder Aldous, boat builders. White brick. Grey slate roof, pierced ridge tiles. The coped south gable faces Victoria Place, with 3 diamond leaded graduated chamfered lancets, labels over. To right (east) the 4 stage tower is set forward with a chamfered 2 centred arched doorway and double vertically boarded doors. Band to second stage. 2 small chamfered lancets with labels and corbelled cornice. The broached octagonal third stage has chamfered lancet louvres with labels to alternate faces. A hipped roof terminates in the slender belfry with narrow louvres to each face and octagonal spire. Angle buttresses to second stage. The returns are buttressed with lancets between. Gabled porch to left return with 2 centred arched doorway. The town clock erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee is attached to the second stage of the tower by iron brackets. Interior. The roof is boarded above collars. Each tie beam supports a central iron queen post and 2 timber queen posts with V braces. There is a continuous balcony to east and south and west walls supported by cast iron octagonal pillars with moulded capitals and with moulded Gothic panelling, moulded top rail and soffit. Vertically boarded dado. Trefoiled heads to pew ends. Angled wooden pulpit with pierced and carved tracery. Circular stone font with circular stem and base. A tall chamfered 2 centred arch has been cut through the rear (north) wall and leads into the simple C20 chapel. Carved wooden figure of Christ behind the altar. Pevsner, Essex, 1965.

Listing NGR: TM0869116817

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Essex, (1954)

National Grid Reference: TM 08691 16817

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