SJ9527 : Church of St James the Great, Salt

taken 1 year ago, near to Salt, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Church of St James the Great, Salt
Church of St James the Great, Salt
The south porch.
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.
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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 2784 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.8825N 2:4.1847W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9540 2784
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Church Porch  Gothic Revival  Grade II Listed 

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