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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1217264



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

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stedham with Iping

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jun-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 412087

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STEDHAM WITH IPING MILL LANE SU8638 2259 STEDHAM 16.6.1959 The Parish Church of St James


Parish church. Tower dated 1673 but church dating from 1040 was demolished and replaced by the present structure in 1850 by Joseph Butler of Chichester in Gothic style. Built of Hythe sandstone with shingled roof to tower and 20th Century tiled roof to remainder. South east tower, four bay nave with north aisle and south porch and two bay chancel with organ chamber to south. EXTERIOR: South east tower is of three stages and has galleting and tapers to the top. Shingled spire with weathervane. South side has stone mullioned windows, east and west sides have arched openings with 17th Century studded plank door to west. Nave has lancet windows and gabled south porch with carved bargeboards and the south wall incorporates three stones ornamented with crosses from the earlier church. INTERIOR: Tower has beam with two inch chamfer and lambs tongue stops. Three bells of 1618, one of 1719, one of 1741 and last of 1897. Nave has south arcade with pointed arches on circular columns with plain mouldings and roof of kingpost type. Circular stone font, hexagonal pulpit and boxpews. Wall monument to Rev. Thomas Wrench d.1778, draped urn with two oval medallions below, Vitruvian scroll and central plaque with blank oval. Tablet to Richard Ayling d.1785, obelisk, oval plaque framed by wheat ear drops and palm fronds. Also ceramic plaque to Robert Cooke Brill, Rector d. 1917. Late 19th Century stained glass and one grisaille panel. Chancel has carved choir stalls and communion rails with trefoil pattern. 1850 Church not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SU8638722596

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National Grid Reference: SU 86387 22595


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