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South Lakeland (District Authority)
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SD 53050 76921


SD 5276-5376 BURTON A6070, Burton

6/6 Church of St. James 12.2.62


Parish Church. Base of Tower and North-West angle of Nave C12, North aisle possibly C13, North Chapel late C13, South Arcade to Nave and South Aisle C14, North Arcade, North Aisle and South Chapel late C15 or early C16. Restored, Chancel and North Chapel rebuilt and clerestory added in 1844; further restoration and South Arcade to Chancel rebuilt in 1872. Limestone rubble with limestone and sandstone dressings, slate roofs. West Tower, Nave with aisles, Chancel, North and South Chapels. 3-stage Tower has later embattled parapets, C14 West window with 2 trefoiled ogee lights, square-headed window in North wall and early C16 2-light windows in each wall of bell-chamber. South wall has gabled porch and C14 doorway with chamfered jambs and 2-centred head, 2 windows c.1330 (RCHM), each of 2 trefoiled ogee lights, and 2 C16 windows with moulded ogee lights and reset doorway c1300 between them. East wall has C19 East window in rebuilt wall, C13 3-light window, with pointed heads to lights, in North Chapel and reset window c.1300, of 3 trefoiled lights with intersecting tracery, with carved head over, in South Chapel. West wall has C16 2-light window with remains of moulded label and headstops to North of Tower and partly restored early C16 3-light window with moulded label to South. North wall has 3 2- or 3-light windows, one reset C14 2-light window with ogee heads to lights to right and traces of blocked doorway. Interior has 9-bay king-post roof to Nave and Chancel (no Chancel Arch) the 4 most Western probably early C16, others later; C16 or earlier 8-bay roof to South Aisle; probably C16 roof to North Aisle. South Aisle has 2 recesses in South wall: one with trefoiled head and round drain and one with chamfered jambs. 5-sided oak Pulpit has enriched C17 panels assembled with C19 posts, base and cornice. Glass mostly C19, including window by Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster dated 1877 in South Aisle. Fragments of medieval cross shafts.

Listing NGR: SD5305176922


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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: 20 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08631/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Tony Shelton. Source Historic England Archive
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