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Review of St. James' Church

St. James' Church
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Owner description: This stately church, built in the 1400s, is the town's famous Perpendicular wool church, which can be seen from miles around.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Well worth a look. One of England's finest Wool Churches. There was a Norman church on this site before 1180

Visited January 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

My husband and I stopped by this church on our drive through Chipping Campden. Out of all the churches we saw while in London and the Cotswolds, it was probably one of the most unrestored. It was not in ruins by any means, but a bit more rustic than most. The graveyard is interesting, although you can't make out much of the headstones. There are 12 lime trees lining the walkway into the church that represent the 12 disciples. These were planted in the 1700's and are still producing fruit today. There is a large field next to the church that provides amazing photo opportunities if the weather is nice. There are a few old cottages in the field that apparently can be rented as accommodations. There are also some small ruins in the field that were somewhat interesting to walk around.

Visited November 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Nice Views from the Graveyards”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Chipping Campden is a very pretty village in the Cotswolds and a delight to walk around. St James’ Church is the dominant landmark at one end of the village, just off the high street.

Unfortunately the church doors were locked when we visited so we were not able to look inside, though we were able to have a very peaceful stroll around the well maintained grounds. The view from the graveyard over the traditional stone walls to the adjacent fields with sheep happily grazing, and with the Court Barn to the right, was particularly striking.

Visited November 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Finest wool church in all England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

A fine church, which is lovingly cared for and contains some wonderful artefacts. Even better when it is filled with music. The organ is a must hear. Expertly played by the Parish Director of Music, but also enjoyed and played by renowned organists; Paul Derrett, John Scott-Whiteley and Thomas Trotter.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely graveyard in the late afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We wandered through the church grounds in search of a view of the nearby houses scattered in the fields near the village, which looked so intriguing from the village road.

The late afternoon light in the graveyard made the stones glow, and were a photographer's delight!

Visited October 2013
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