Church of St James


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St James, Church Lane, Barkham


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Statutory Address:
Church of St James, Church Lane, Barkham

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

Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 78405 66430


SU 76 NE 9/38

BARKHAM CHURCH LANE (east side) Church of St. James



Parish church. 1862 by John B. Clacy and son, in the Early English style, on an old site; chancel and transepts 1887. Flint with Bath stone dressings, tiled, coped, gabled roof. Chancel, north and south transepts, north vestry, and nave with a south tower. The tower is in three stages; the lower stage has set-back buttresses and serves as a porch. The top stage is of wood and has a small octagonal shingled spire. The windows are pointed and trefoiled.

Interior: the nave has five bays of arch braced collar trusses with nailhead ornament, and several C18 memorial slabs in the floor. The font is stone and late C18. In a recess on the east wall of the porch is a late C13 oak effigy of a lady in a long loose dress and linen head-dress. Both the hands are missing and the face is damaged.

Listing NGR: SU7840566430


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1923), 240
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 75
British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 04/02/2020 from


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: 12 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03197/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Brian Steptoe. Source Historic England Archive
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