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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: 1341977



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chipping Campden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Aug-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 126103

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1. 5224 CHURCH STREET (east side)

Church of St James SP 1539 SW 9/50 25.8.60


2. A magnificant Cotswold wool church. Predominantly Perpendicular in style (mid late C15) but incorporating part of the earlier Norman church and C13 and C14 sections (south doorway C13, chancel walls and vaulted crypt C14). Consists of west tower, 5 bay aisled and cleresteried nave with 2 storey south porch, 3 bay chancel over crypt over 2 aisles and north and south chapels. Fine quality ashlar. Crenellated parapets with crocketted finials. C17 ogee capped turrets to north- west and south-west. The west tower is a land-mark: 5 stages, the epitome of Perpendicular with diagonal buttresses and thin pilaster strips running full-height and joined at parapet level by ogee arches - one passes across the west window; traceried windows to upper stages; panelled parapet with taller crocketted pinnacles to corners; panelled tracery reveals to west door. South porch has image niche and muniment room. Tall clerestory. Interior: most notable feature is tall arcade with concave octagonal piers and 4 centred arches, similar to Northleach and possibly attributable to 'Henrie Winchcombe' in mid C15. Eastern clerestory window (see also Northleach and Winchcombe) with good glass by Hardman. Fittings are numerous (see Verey in 'Buildings of England'). Brass eagle lectern given by Sir Baptist Hicks (late C15) who also gave pulpit 1612 and is buried in the Gainsborough (S) chapel below a sumptious marble canopied and colonaded monument possibly by Nicholas Stone. Other monuments include his daughter Juliana's (for her husband Edward Noel, Viscount Campden) by Josuah Marshall 1664 - a striking and macabre work with standing effigies at the doors of Heaven - and the Elizabethan strapwork monument to Thomas Smythe (died 1593) in chancel. The finest treasures are the mediaeval embroidered cope and alter displayed under a tower vault. There are also a number of brasses, the best is large (5 ft 2 ins) to William Grevel, died 1401, the "flower of the Wool Merchants of All England" and his wife (in the chancel). Church approached by path bordered with C17 and C18 headstones. Sources: F E Howard: "An Account of the Architecture of Chipping Campden Parish Church" (1929); John Harvey: "The Perpendicular Style" (1978); D Verey: "Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds" (Buildings of England series, 1970).

Listing NGR: SP1547239456

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harvey, J, The Perpendicular Style, (1978)
Howard, F E, An Account of the Architecture of Chipping Campden Parish Church, (1929)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SP 15473 39456


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