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    **** Excellent
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    ** Quite interesting
    * Not very interesting but worthy of inclusion


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    3 Uncertain opening times
    2 Closed for all or most of the time other than for services
    1 Closed at all times

Site: St James
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Period: 19th Century

Features: Chancel area, Lychgate, Nave area, Roofs, Walls and arcades inside, Windows, internally. Font cover. Clock, inside the chrch.

Location: 5 miles NE of Ripon off the A61.


The entire central buildings of Baldersby St James hamlet (church, school and cottages) are by William Butterfield (1857), and they are thus an expression of 19th-century High Churchmanship at an early stage of the Oxford Movement. The lychgate, and the exterior of the church in general, is somewhat severe. The interior is elegant and of interest, with walls and arcades in striped pink and white; roofs different in nave and chancel; aisle windows segregated by gender, with women saints on the N and men on the S, a common High Church practice of that age; a thin clock in the form of a building high on the wall above the arcade; a peaked font cover; an iron corona and an alabaster reredos in the chancel.

Address: Wide Howe Road, Baldersby St James, Yorkshire (North), YO7 4PT
Phone Number: 01765 640398

Rating: ***

Open: 4