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Church of St James, Burton-in-Kendal


St James' Church is located off the A6070 road in Burton-in-Kendal. The parish church dates from the 12th century. The church was restored, with the chancel and north chapel rebuilt and clerestory added in 1844. Further restoration work was carried out in 1872. The church is a Grade I listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

St James' Church is in the village of Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Kendal, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, and the diocese of Carlisle. Its benefice is united with that of Holy Trinity, Holme. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.

History

The lower part of the tower and the northwest corner of the nave date from the 12th century, and are Norman in style. The north chapel dates from the later part of the 13th century. In the following century the south aisle was built, and the north aisle and south chapel date from the late 15th or the 16th century. In 1844 the chancel and the north chapel were rebuilt, and the clerestory was added. In 1871 the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin carried out further alterations, including the removal of the gallery, adding a north vestry and organ chamber, replacing the seating, remodelling the pulpit, and adding a new font.

Present day

St James' Church is within the Conservative Evangelical tradition of the Church of England, and it has passed resolutions to show that it rejects the ordination of women. It receives alternative episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Maidstone (currently Rod Thomas).

Architecture

St James is constructed in limestone rubble with dressings in sandstone and limestone; it is roofed in slate. The plan consists of a nave with a clerestory, north and south aisles, a south porch, a chancel with north and south chapels, and a west tower. The tower is in three stages with a two-light west window, two-light bell openings, and an embattled parapet. Most of the windows are Perpendicular in style. Inside the church, the pulpit is Jacobean. There is stained glass by Clayton and Bell, H. W. Bryans, Shrigley and Hunt, and by Lavers, Barraud and Westlake. Also in the church are carved stone fragments dating from the late 10th or 11th century.

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List number: /1335703
List grade: 1
County: Cumbria
Post code: LA6 1NS
Grid ref: SD5305176922
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