St James - Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire
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N 52° 37.799 W 001° 20.795
30U E 611903 N 5832393
Quick Description: St James' church, Newbold Verdon.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/28/2019 12:50:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMZZHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
"The church is dedicated to St James and consists of a tower which contains two bells, a nave, chancel and south porch.

The four bay north arcade has large fleurons on the moulded chambers.

The base of the tower dates to the Norman period and the ancient front still remains in the church, although in 1886 it was replaced by a marble basin on a wooden support.

The church has two bells and one is inscribed “God save this church 1663” and the other reads “the church is praise, we sound always 1754”.

The tower has a “Sussex” spire which was designed by LDG Ogden of Hinckley in 1960 and is very unusual as its walls are covered on the exterior with large shingle.

On the west wall is the royal coat of arms of George III, which has been carefully restored.

The church possesses two sundials, one on the outer south wall and the other on the vestry floor in the tower.

The church was virtually rebuilt in 1899 at a cost of £2,786 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

The architect was Mr H. Goddard of Leicester.

Until 1860, music was provided by stringed instruments but in that year, a harmonium was purchased at a cost of £30.

In 1911, an organ – which had been built in 1865 – was acquired from Thornton Church and was installed in time for the Harvest Festival.

The present organ was obtained during World War II. James Montague was buried in the chancel and a tablet in memory of his wife Mary, is in the sanctuary.

The first rector of Newbold was Clyas in 1209."

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Building Materials: Stone

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