St James

A local treasure unchanged for 200 years.

About this church

St James has been a landmark for seven centuries. Built on a hillside above the River Lea, its embattled buttressed tower was a steering point for those on the water and a waymark for those on the ancient route to London.

The church's unspoiled interior has hardly been touched since Georgian times and features unusually high box pews and a three decker pulpit.

Monuments include that of a local nobleman, Sir Edward Baesh, who is shown kneeling opposite his wife.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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