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    ***** Outstanding
    **** Excellent
    *** Good
    ** Quite interesting
    * Not very interesting but worthy of inclusion


    5 Open for long periods, or key readily available
    4 May be open for long periods, but best to check beforehand
    3 Uncertain opening times
    2 Closed for all or most of the time other than for services
    1 Closed at all times

Site: St James
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Famous Connections: R.C. Hussey, architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect (1811 - 78)
Period: 13th Century, 14th Century, 15th Century, 19th Century

Features: Chancel area, Font, Glass, Inside arcades, Pillars, Roofs, S doorway, Screens, Sculpture, Tower, Wall tablet and a brass, Windows

Location: 2 milesNNW of Winslow on the B4033


The main external items of note in this church are the late 13th-century S doorway with its three orders of shafts and many mouldings in the arch; the flowing 14th-century, Decorated, tracery in the chancel windows; the four-light E window together with the large and varied windows on the S which make a fine display; a head corbel on the E wall; and the early Perpendicular W tower with a higher stair-turret and an arch towards the nave which still has Decorated mouldings. Moving inside, the foremost items are the Perpendicular arcades of tall octagonal piers and many-moulded arches; the late 15th-century roofs over the aisles and nave, the latter with its arch braces from the tie-beams to the ridge; the Perpendicular octagonal font, with its tracery panels and shields in foils; the Perpendicular screen with its two-light divisions; the 15th-century sculptured lower half of a wooden figure in the N aisle; many fragments of 15th-century stained glass in the S aisle E window, probably from a Jesse Tree; and a wall tablet as well as a c. 1487 brass in the chancel area. There was restoration work on the church by R.C. Hussey before 1862, and by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1873-4.

Address: High Street, Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0QL
Phone Number: 01296 712564

E-mail: belinda@searle-barnes.com

Rating: ***

Open: 4

Website: www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-397834-church-of-st-james-great-h...