St James, (Selham)




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Grid reference: 493255, 120670, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1565.


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Building information:

Built: 11th century.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. JAMES. Restored in 1861. An 11th c. building, probably erected during the reign of Edward the Confessor. This small church consists of nave and chancel, with S. aisle of E.E. character added at a later date. The remarkable chancel arch, with its richly ornamented capitals, suggests the work of builders of the Comacine school. The only doorway, on N., is tall and narrow, as are Saxon doorways, but does not possess the other characteristics. Much of the stonework of the outerwalls is disposed in "herring-bone" fashion. The 11th c. font, an immense bowl formed from a single stone (diameter, 31 ins), rests on a low hexagonal base. There is an Elizabethan chalice and cover. Note: squint from S. aisle to chancel. Reg. 1565.


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