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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.


List entry Number: 1113780



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Silsoe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37690

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


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

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National Grid Reference: TL 08253 35591


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