SK4330 : Gateway and railings at St James Church, Shardlow

taken 5 months ago, near to Shardlow, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Gateway and railings at St James Church, Shardlow
Gateway and railings at St James Church, Shardlow
Contemporary with the church, dating from 1838. Heavy cast-iron gates and railings, wrought iron lantern overthrow. Listed Grade II for group value.
Church of St James, Shardlow
An early Victorian church in Gothic Revival style, opened in 1838 following the expansion of the village as an inland canal port. At this point a new parish of Shardlow and Great Wilne was created out of the parish of Aston on Trent. There are suggestions that prior to this, services were held in a barge on the canal. The church was funded by public subscription to the tune of 1300.

The church consists of a wide aisleless nave, typical of the period, with a small sanctuary at the east end flanked by a vestry, and a west tower. The style is essentially Perpendicular. Although faced with ashlar, the basic construction is of brick.

The interior of the church is laid out with a mixture of box and bench pews, painted in light-oak scumble. There is a western gallery with a small pipe organ. The area under the gallery has been screen to form a meeting room in which services can also be held when congregations are small. To the south of the sanctuary is an impressive tall pulpit with tester, with a matching small reading desk on the north side.

The church is Listed Grade II; the churchyard railings and gate alongside the main road are also Listed Grade II.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1838 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4378 3035 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.1313N 1:21.0642W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4378 3035
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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