SJ9527 : Church of St James the Great, Salt

taken 7 months ago, near to Salt, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Church of St James the Great, Salt
Church of St James the Great, Salt
View of the church from the south. The bellcote is at the east end of the church.
Church of St James the Great, Salt
An entirely 19th century establishemnt, built in 1840-42 by Thomas Trubshaw of Haywood for the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury. One of a dynasty of Haywood architects, he pursued a novel and picturesque approach to the design of Gothic Revival churches.

The style is Tudor-Gothic, with straight-headed windows, although the steep roofs of the various elements are more consistent with an Early English style.

The church consists of nave and chancel under continuous roof, with south porch and a small vestry on the north side of the chancel. A distinctive feature of the church is the provision of a tall bellcote at the eastern end of the church, rising over a rose window in the gable which would be more traditionally associated with a west window. This combines with the porch-like vestry to make the east end of the church, which faces the village, look more like a traditional west end.

Inside, the east end of the chancel is vaulted to imply a traditional crossing. Interior fittings were largely renewed in 1892.

The church is Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9540 2785 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.8879N 2:4.1847W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9542 2783
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Parish Church  Gothic Revival  Grade II Listed 

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