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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: 1300859



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Hanney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250200

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WEST HANNEY CHURCH STREET SU4092 (South side) 13/162 Chuch of St. James 24/11/66

GV II* Church. Nave c.1150; late tower C12; C13 south transept; C14 south arcade and aisle, and nave lengthened to west; C15 chancel; C19 restoration, including raising of nave, addition of clerestory, and porch. Stone uncoursed rubble; slate roof to chancel and tower, old plain-tile roof to nave and south aisle. 4-bay nave with south aisle and south transept, north tower and 2-bay chancel. C19 porch to left of centre of nave with 2-centred archway on cluster columns. Romanesque doorway on spiral columns having dog-tooth imposts and richly carved arch; C19 plank double doors. 2-centre arched doorway to right-return of tower with C19 plank door, 4-centre arched doorway with hoodmould to centre of chancel. Romanesque lancets to centre of nave with some C19 stone work. C19 two-light plate tracery window to left of nave. Two 3-light stone mullion windows to chancel with arch-topped lights and hood moulds. Romanesque lancet to tower. South side: 2-centre arched doorway to nave right of centre with stone hood on brackets. Paired cusped lancets with flat heads to left of centre, and to right, of nave. C19 fenestration to south transept, including 3-light geometrical tracery window to south end. 3-light stone mullion windows to chancel. C19 quatrefoil windows to clerestory. Interior: C19 kingpost roof of 4-bays to chancel. C19 plate tracery windows to west end. 5-light Perpendicular tracery window to east end of chancel with hood mould. Interior: C19 kingpost roof of 4-bays to chancel. C19 arch-braced collar truss roof of 8 bays to nave. C19 scissor-truss roof to transept. C19 lean-to roof to aisle. Piscina to right of altar. Late C17 altar rail of turned wood balusters. C15 chancel screen with C19 wood panels to base. 2-centred chancel arch of 2 orders; inner order carried on three-quarter columns with foliate capitals supported on corbels. C17 wood hexagonal pulpit to left of chancel screen. Romanesque font on C19 stepped plinth. Round font has vertical bands of rosettes. South arcade of four 2-centred arches on cluster columns. Fragments of medieval glass to windows of aisle. (Buildings of England: Berkshire; 1975, p263: VCH: Berkshire: Vol 4, 1924, p291-2)

Listing NGR: SU4061992800

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 291-2
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 263

National Grid Reference: SU 40619 92800


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