Church of St James, Baldersby
|Church of St James, Baldersby|
|Location||Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby St James, North Yorkshire, YO7 4PT|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St James the Greater|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Parish||Baldersby with Dishforth|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Cleveland|
|Diocese||Diocese of York|
|Vicar(s)||The Revd Susanne Jukes|
|Churchwarden(s)||Terry Potter, Norman Wharton, and Rosemarie Carter|
St James' was built between 1856 and 1858, and was designed by William Butterfield. It had been commissioned by William Dawnay, 7th Viscount Downe. It is made of snecked stone with ashlar details and has a red tile roof. It is High Victorian in style. The church consists of a west tower, a five-bay aisled nave, a south porch, and a two-bay unaisled chancel.
The grounds of the church and its churchyard measure 1.38 acres. The wall of the churchyard is itself a grade II listed structure. The church has a lych gate which is grade I listed. The church itself was designated a grade I listed building on 26 May 1971.
The burials in the churchyard date from 1857 and include the following:
- The Revd George Boddy, former vicar of St James'
- John Brennand, High Sheriff of Yorkshire from 1915 to 1916, and his wife
- William Dawnay, 7th Viscount Downe (1812–1857), and his wife, and her second husband
- The Revd Thomas Foulkes, former vicar of St James'
- The Revd Brian Johnson, former vicar of St James'
- The Revd Zechariah Jones, former vicar of St James'
- Historic England. "Church of St James (1296495)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "Our Church". St James, Baldersby St James. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- Historic England. "Boundary Wall of Church-Yard, Church of St James, with Gate in South-East Corner (Grade II) (1296488)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- Historic England. "Lych Gate to Church of St James (Grade I) (1315555)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "St James, Baldersby St James". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
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