Halloughton St James

Official Listing Description

SK 65 SE





(north side)

Church of St. James

Grade II

Parish church. C13, rebuilt with the exception of the east wall in 1879-82 by Ewan Christian. Ashlar and dressed coursed rubble. Slate roofs. Nave, east chancel and bell turret all coped with single ridge crosses to all but west nave. Single ashlar stack to the vestry. West bell turret, nave, south porch, chancel and north vestry. The bell turret has an arched opening with single circular panel over. The west wall has a single central buttress flanked by single tall lancets with continuous hood mould and label stops. The north nave has a single tall lancet with single window with 2 arched and cusped lights under a flat arch to the left and further left a single similar lancet. The north chancel has a single rectangular light. The lean-to vestry with coped east and west walls has in the east wall a single 2 light window being blind above impost level. The east chancel is part of dressed coursed rubble is set on a shallow chamfered plinth and has 2 C13 tall lancets with hood moulds and label stops. A sill band extends under. The south chancel has a central pointed chamfered arched doorway flanked by single lancets. The south nave has a single window with 2 arched and cusped lights and tracery under a flat arch, to the left is a single lancet. The gabled and coped porch with single ridge cross has a moulded arched entrance with hood mould and label stops. Inner C13 round arched doorway with hood mould. Interior. Double chamfered chancel arch. North chancel with pointed chamfered arched doorway to vestry. South chancel has an arched piscina. North chancel has the remains of a decoratively carved corbel. C19 circular font. C14 chancel screen with blind cusped traceried panels and similar open panels over. A band of brattishing extends over the top. C17 altar table and chest. Remaining furniture C19.