St James' Church, Ince facts for kids
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|St James the Great, Ince|
St James' Church, Ince, from the southwest
|OS grid reference||SJ 450 764|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||26 September 1963|
|Style||Gothic, Gothic Revival|
|Nave width||Nave and aisle - 45 feet|
|Height||Tower - 51 feet|
Grey slate roofs
|Parish||Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Dr Ruth Ackroyd|
St James' Church is in the village of Ince, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Frodsham. Its benefice is united with that of St Mary, Thornton-le-Moors.
A Norman chapel once stood on this site. The present church was built in the medieval period but only the tower and part of the chancel remain from this date. The chancel is in 14th-century Decorated style and possesses a three-light Decorated window in its east wall. The chancel has a 17th-century oak arch-braced collar roof. The Perpendicular tower by Simon Ripley dates from around 1485–93. The chancel roof, though restored, dates from 1671. The nave, aisle and porch were rebuilt in 1854 in Perpendicular style by Edward Hodkinson, and the tower was raised by two courses.
The deeply carved altar table is Jacobean, and the altar rails date from the late 17th century. Also in the chancel is a sanctuary chair of 1634 and a two-tier candelabrum dated 1724. The royal coat of arms of Queen Anne are in the nave. The communion rail with twisted balusters dates from the late 17th century. In the chancel are two stained glass windows by Kempe.
There is a ring of three bells, two of which are dated 1622 and 1636. The parish registers begin in 1687 and the churchwardens' accounts in 1749.
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