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Forest of Dean (District Authority)
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SO 78193 29202


STAUNTON LEDBURY ROAD SO 7829-7929 (south side)

13/200 Church of St. James 2.10.54


Parish church, C12, C14, C15, restored, chancel, vestry and porch built 1860 by G.R.Clarke. Coursed, squared stone to tower, ashlar spire. Porch and chancel coursed, squared stone with ashlar dressings; nave random rubble, north aisle squared stone brought to courses, both ashlar to windows. Tiled roof. Nave, north aisle, west tower, south porch, chancel, vestry. South facade: tower, plain plinth, diagonal corner buttress left, square-set right: trefoil-headed lancet above level of nave eaves, moulded string course above. Two-light reticulated tracery window; moulded oversailing course with 2 plain lead gargoyles; battlemented parapet. Truncated octagonal spire, lancet vent in cardinal faces. Nave: early C18 wall monument on left, drapery, momenti mori. To right 2-light plate tracery window, trefoil heads, quatrefoil above, no hoodmould (probably 1860). Porch on right, plinth, moulded archway, hoodmould, foliage stops, trefoil over in gable. Serrated parapet gable, apex block with iron finial. Two trefoil windows each return: rows of fishscale tiles to roof. To right, 2 windows as on left: some herringbone masonry at ground level. Large, square set buttress right end, probably 1860; parapet gable with cross-gablet apex and stone cross. Chancel, plinth, 2 lancet windows, gable as nave. East end, 3-light geometric tracery window hoodmould and foliage stops. West end: plinth to tower, diagonal corner buttresses: 3-light window to lowest stage, cinquefoil heads to lights, mouchettes over. Moulded string: tower above as on south. North facet tower on right, plinth, semi-octagonal stone turret on left, boarded door in gabled porch at foot, 3-lobed head to opening. Three lancets to light stairs: square headed window below moulded string course: above as south side. On left, plain parapet gable to aisle, roof continuation of nave slope. Three trefoil-headed lancets to aisle (1860), evidence of blocked door in centre. To left transeptal gable in same plane, 2-light reticulated-tracery window, stone parapet with cross on apex. Vestry to left, twin lancets as aisle; semi-octagonal east end, boarded doorway with arched head on splay: hipped roof, chimney rising from rear on right end vestry. Set back on left end of chancel; lancet window. Interior: boarded door to nave: walls plastered, except in tower. Four-bay arcade to aisle, lozenge pillars, simply-moulded capitals and bases, 4-centre arches, main parts straight, plain chamfer. Ogee-headed tomb recess south side, trefoil-headed piscina adjoining and in north aisle. Wide, probably 1860, chancel arch. Roof braced collar rafter to nave, at some period plastered. Transverse boarded panelled roof to east end aisle. Two-bay chancel, arch-braced collar truss off corbels. Door to roodscreen above pulpit, wooden octagon on wine-glass stem (C19). C19 octagonal bowl to font, scalloped below, on stem with heads to faces. 1612 Horton monument in north aisle, 8 kneeling figures above large base, coat of arms in strapwork over. Two later C18 monuments in tower base: creed, decalogue and benefactions board: 1742 churchwarden's chest. Glass in side windows to chancel 1878 and 1899; 1860 by A.Gibbs of Bedford in west window (all dated). Forms group with Court and farm buildings (q.v.). (D. Verey, Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970; V.C.H. Worcestershire, Vol.IV, 1924.)

Listing NGR: SO7819329202


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1924)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)


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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