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North Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 25679 36794



11/44 Church of St. James 4:10:60

G.V. I

Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone dressings. Graded slate roof. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch. Embattled tower of 4 stages with setback buttresses (its 'emendation' mentioned in wills from 1431-1467) Flushwork to buttresses with embattled tracery. Flushwork basecourse with wavy frieze above with shells and blank shields. West doorway with paired shafts having polygonal abaci and bases with a continuous inner order and continuous order between the shafts; arch with rolls with hollows between; encircled cusped quatrefoils with shields in the spandrels. Doorway flanked by niches with shafts supporting a rib-vaulted canopy; wavy frieze over with shells and shields. Tall 6-light west window with panel tracery; alternate stone and flint voussoirs; hood mould continuing to form string course. Stair turret to north-west corner with cross and slit lights. Square ringing chamber openings with rows of panel tracery forming a reticulated grid. 3-light transomed bell-openings with panel tracery. Buttressed nave of 4 bays was previously aisled (aisles demolished 1791); line of aisle roofs visible on east face of tower. Walls now C19 with 3 C19 Decorated 3-light windows to south. To the north central C19 chimney, Y-tracery window; some C19 brick to buttresses. Rood stair at angle of nave and chancel supported on a 2-centred chamfered arch with brick above. Buttressed chancel of 3 bays with angle buttresses to the eastern corners. To the south 3 3-light restored windows with cusped reticulated tracery that to the centre bay with higher sill to accommodate priest's door; sill band with figures to centre bay; doorway with 2 continuous hollow chamfers with a roll between; hood mould with figures stops. 6 light C19 Decorated east window. South porch possibly moved after demolition of aisles incorporates Medieval archway, restored, with shafts with polygonal abaci and a continuous outer order. Blocked lights in east and north walls. C19 nave doorway. Interior. Tall tower arch with pair shafts with polygonal bases and abaci, with a continuous roll moulding between the shafts and an outer continuous roll moulding. Tower buttresses visible inside. C14 nave arcades of 4 bays still in place; octagonal piers, bases and abaci; 2 hollow chamfered orders to arch; hood moulds with figure stops. C19 roof. Polygonal shafts and abaci to chancel arch. Rere-arches of chancel windows have thin shafts with foliated capitals; hood moulds with figure stops. The east rere-arch is restored with foliated stops. l½ ogee arches of piscina and sedilia, cut by window. Sill band with figures over priest's door. Rere-arch has 5 orders of roll and fillet moulding with deeply cut hollows, hood with figure stops. North door C19. C14 glass in small south windows. Good C19 roof with arched wind-braces and crown posts on C19 foliated corbels. Remains off rood stair. Medieval screen- with restored upper parts. Reset marble monument in north nave wall to Jane Barton d.1726 and William Barton d.1740 with Corinthian pilasters, an arched head with cherubs; foliated apron with cherub's head. Painted arms of George III. Restored octagonal font with quatrefoils to bowl.

Listing NGR: TG2567936794


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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: 30 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/08987/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian R. Faulkner. Source Historic England Archive
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