CHURCH OF ST JAMES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1113780
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Silsoe
National Grid Reference:
TL 08253 35591

Details

TL 0835 SILSOE HIGH STREET 13/135 (East Side) 23.1.61 Church of St James

GV II

Parish church. Erected 1829-31 on site of medieval chapel of ease belonging to Flitton parish. Architect Thomas Smith of Hertford (later County Surveyor of Bedfordshire). Largely financed by Lord de Grey of Wrest Park. Coursed ironstone with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. C15 style. Chancel, S vestry, nave with clerestory, N and S aisles, W tower. Chancel has 3-light 4-centred arched E window. W tower has 3-light point-arched W window to lower stage. Elsewhere uniform fenestration of 2-light windows under flat heads. All windows cusped, with moulded dripstones. Embattled parapets throughout. 3- stage tower has octagonal stair-turret to SE angle. Interior: rather plain. 3-bay pointed-arched arcades to nave. Simple timber roofs, that to chancel with 4 carved angels.

Listing NGR: TL0825335591

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
37690
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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: 16 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10180/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Wharton. Source Historic England Archive
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