Church of St James


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St James, Leckhampstead


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Statutory Address:
Church of St James, Leckhampstead

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

West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 43936 75958


SU 47 NW 7/43




Church. Circa 1858-60 S.S. Teulon. Knapped flint with brick dressings and bands, Bath stone cills, tracery and some stone quoins; tiled roofs. Nave, south aisle, south porch, chancel, rudimentary tower and transepts at crossing, north vestry.

South elevation: bellcote on gable to left, gabled porch with open sides over door in two-centred arch with drip mould and carved heads at springers to left; aisle with three two-light windows in plain two-centred arches to centre; transept in form of gabled dormer with window in two centred arch with drip mould, surmounted by short open sided tower with pyramidal roof and weathercock; chancel with one three-sided window in two-centred arch to right.

Interior: polychromatic brickwork with banding and diapering. Nave: of three and a half bays with one bay forming crossing, tall arch braced roof; four-bay arcade to south aisle of two-centred arches on square piers with moulded stone caps; low stone capped wall defines crossing; Chancel: two-centred chamfered chancel arch, one bay chancel.

Fittings: three-light east window of the Ascension by Lavers and Barrard; re-set carved C17 timber pulpit; re-set C11 stone font shaped like a cup with vine carvings around the top and rope and leaf carvings on the base.

Listing NGR: SU4393675958


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 67
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 166
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949), 90 132
British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 5 February 2020 from


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: 30 Jun 2001
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