Church of St James, Halse

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Church of St James
Reddish stone building with square tower.
Church of St James, Halse is located in Somerset
Church of St James, Halse
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Halse, Somerset
Country England
Coordinates 51°02′33″N 3°13′42″W / 51.0425°N 3.2283°W / 51.0425; -3.2283
Completed 15th century

The Church of St James in Halse, Somerset, England dates from the Norman period and is dedicated St James the Less. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The church includes some 12th and 13th century work, including the tower,[2] but the current building was mainly built in the 15th century. The north aisle was built around 1546 and the church was restored in 1900.[1] The brickwork is red sandstone which was laid down during the Triassic Period, with dressings of Hamstone.[3]

The interior includes a fan-vaulted rood screen,[3] which was previously larger but parts of it were removed in 1803.[4]

The Anglican parish is within the benefice of Milverton with Halse, Fitzhead and Ash Priors within the archdeaconry of Taunton.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St James". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Church of St James and churchyard, Halse". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "HALSE, St. James". English Church Architecture. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ R.W. Dunning (editor), A.P. Baggs, R.J.E. Bush, M.C. Siraut (1985). "Parishes: Halse". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 5. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "St James, Halse". Church of England. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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