Church of St James, Weddington

Description of this historic site

The Church of St. James, which was built during the Medieval period. It is situated 150m north west of Church Lane, Weddington.

Notes about this historic site

1 Chancel, nave, N transept, S porch and W tower. N transept probably early C14. Chancel, nave and W tower rebuilt in red brick in 1733. The building was restored in 1881 when Gothic windows etc. were inserted. Font with early C12 bowl; monuments to the Adderley family of the late C16 onwards; C18 pulpit. A church at Weddington is mentioned in 1291.
2 Drawing of c1820.
3 1881 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. The style is that of 1300, handled without zest. The vestry is of stone and older.
4 Mainly red brick with Bath stone dressings of 1733. Further alterations and additions by Blomfield in 1881, including fenestration and tiled belfry over W tower.
5 Weddington Church is noted in Dugdale, Antiquities of Warwickshire. In 1967 the church was in normal use.
6 Eval north of the existing nave and west of the 14th century north transcept, revealed no traces of an earlier structure. No grave cuts were discerned.
7 Construction of a new fence was not seen to disturb any archaeology, the area was recently added to the churchyard.
8 Information from Alan Cook show that human bone along with some sandstone blocks were recovered from the work carried out at the church in 2000.

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