St James's Church, West Tilbury

Church Details


Redundancy Date
11/11/1980
Visited
22/09/2005 & 12/11/2010
Locking Status
Private dwelling/business
Built
Norman Chancel, Tower 1883
Restoration
1883
Website
http://www.stjameswt.co.uk/


External Images

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This SE view of St James is one of the closest that can be 
taken from the nearby roads.

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The S side of the church. The lovely Julie poses for us in 
front of the chancel.
The churchyard, or, at least, the Church of England part of 
it, is in a rather dilapidated state. It is a shame, as there have been some 
recent (1997) burials here.

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For me, the tower is the best feature of the exterior. 
Although only erected in 1883, it is a beautiful structure, and sets off the 
whole church admirably.

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The S side of the church. Nigel, the new owner of St James', 
told me that this plant covering the wall is wisteria. It must look lovely with 
it's cascading lilac blooms.

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Placed at the 
top of a hill overlooking the Thames, St James is another private residence. It 
is, however, a smart looking one, and is still easily visible from the passing 
road. The church is essentially C14, with a later West tower.

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The tower was added to the church in 1883. The clock does 
still work, but is however, disabled, due to the lack of bells connected to the 
chime assembly.

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Awesome!
The tower when illuminated at night.

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Internal Images

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Looking East towards the chancel. It was dark outside, hence 
the lack of stained glass illumination!

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The chancel.

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Glass Images

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The W window, above the kitchen sink.
What a pleasure to look at whilst washing up!
"Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I 
will give you rest"
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of George Richard 
Burness, Lord of the Manor of West Tilbury who died 17th January 1925 Aged 89. 
This window is dedicated by his son Walter Burness.

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"Suffer Little Children"
To the Glory of God, and in memory of four infant children of 
James Bonamy and Harriet Dobree.

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"In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these 
my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
"I was an hungred and ye gave me meat. I was thirsty and ye 
gave me drink."
"To the Glory of God and to memory of the Rev James 
Bonamy-Dobree MA was for forty-seven years Rector of this parish, and who died 
Oct 25th 1918. This window was erected by Parishioners and Friends."

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Monument Images

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Miscellaneous Images

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The font - thought to be the one that remained when the church 
was declared redundant.

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The clock workings, by John Moore & Sons, Clerkenwell, London. 
1883.
The brass wheel to the lower right appears to be dated 1884.

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Postcard Images

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