St James Church Southam CV47 0JA. Open for viewing and refreshments.
St James Church , Park Lane, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0JA
Open to view the church and enjoy refreshments. 9.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m on September 15th 2023
Come and view the 14th century listed St James Church and churchyard. As you enter from Park Lane see the Lych gate constructed in 1938 and the avenue of red twigged lime trees noting the memorial plaque on the church wall . Constructed from Lias limestone and red sandstone it consists of a nave , chancel, aisles and North and South porches, with a West tower with spire housing eight bells.
The nave is as high as it is long at 53 feet providing excellent acoustics. In 1645 Parliamentarian troops were billeted in the town during the Civil War and parts of the church were removed and hidden for safekeeping to the home of Earl Spencer at Wormleighton.
It wasn't until 1841 that they were returned and reinstalled. Outside we have the War memorial, Commonwealth War Graves and the grave of Trooper Seth Bond of the 11th Hussars who took part in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Leaflets on the history will be available on the day.
This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.
St James Church Office
Date last modified: 26th July 2023 at 11:26