Church of St James, Snitterfield

Description of this historic site

The Church of St James, which was originally built in the Medieval period. It is located 175m south west of Pigeon Green, Snitterfield.

Notes about this historic site

1 Description: Chancel, nave, N and S aisles and W tower, vestries N of chancel and S of tower. S arcade probably late 13th century and N arcade early 14th century, when the S aisle appears to have been widened to match the other. Chancel may have followed soon after. W tower erected in several successive stages between early 14th century and c1400. Early 16th century clearstorey. Modern vestries. In 1086 there was a priest, implying a church, at Snitterfield.
3 W tower of early 14th century or 15th century. Early 14th century nave and aisles. Chancel is structurally of c1300 with a Georgian roof, but looks mostly of after 1858.
2 Photographs of the interior: a) a bench-end and b) the font.
6 OS Card SP26SW 9.
7 Archaeological Evaluation in 1999 of the churchyard south of the church is recorded in this report. A number of late 19th century inhumations were recorded and a small quantity of residual medieval pottery. No earlier structural evidence was discovered.
8 Plan of the church.

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