St James The Less's Church, Hadleigh

Church Details


Visited
09/02/2004
Locking Status
Locked - no keyholder details
Built
Complete Norman
Website
http://www.hadleighchurch.co.uk/


External Images

St James the Less, Hadleigh Church - This largely unaltered Norman church sits amidst a constant 
swathe of traffic upon the busy A13 London-Southend main road. The church and 
grounds actually form an island between the east and westbound carriageways. The 
church is likely to have been built during the reign of King Stephen, 1135-54. 
Although some parts of it have been restored, it remains as good an example of a 
complete small Norman church as any in England. The church was built around 100 
years before nearby Hadleigh castle, and the thickness of the walls suggest that 
in addition to its religious purposes, it was also built with defence in mind.

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St James the Less, Hadleigh Church - The west end of the church still has the original Norman 
window.

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St James the Less, Hadleigh Church - This weatherboarded, typically Essex, bell turret was most 
likely constructed in the 15th century.

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St James the Less, Hadleigh Church - The three windows in the semicircular apse are late Norman. 
The east end of the church apparently gave way in 1854, and was reputedly 
rebuilt for �61.10s.

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Postcard Images

St James the Less, Hadleigh Church - Postcard - Valentine's Series.

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St James the Less, Hadleigh Church

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