SK4330 : Church of St James, Shardlow

taken 9 months ago, near to Shardlow, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Church of St James, Shardlow
Church of St James, Shardlow
Box pews in the centre of the nave.
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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Alan Murray-Rust and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SK4330, 72 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 19 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4378 3032 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.1151N 1:21.0644W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4378 3032
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Church Interior  Box Pews 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): inside  close look 
This page has been viewed about 6 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register