Record Details

NHER Number:4339
Type of record:Building
Name:St James' Church, Great Yarmouth


This church was designed by J. P. Seddon imitating St Nicholas' church which he had restored. It was built in 1870, 1878 and 1908 replacing an earlier tin church that had been on the site since 1860. The new church was built to a much simpler plan than originally designed in imitation of Decorated style. It was damaged in World War Two and was subsequently repaired. The church was disused from around 1976. Permission has been granted to convert the building into a health living centre.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5271 0654
Map Sheet:TG50NW

Full description

St James' Church.
(S1) states designed by J. P. Seddon imitating St Nicholas's church which he had restored; built in 1870, 1878 and 1908 to a much reduced design than originally planned. Imitation of Decorated style, east window based on Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Damaged in World War Two and repaired. Some stained glass, probably Kemple 1883, brought from private oratory of E. W. Worledge in Great Yarmouth. Listed on old system as grade 'B'.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 18 December 1986.

Now relisted Grade II.
See revised (S2).

The building replaced an iron church on the site since 1860.
See (S3).
E. Rose (NLA) 5 January 1996.

Organ placed in storage 1996; now given to Dickleburgh church.

2001. Visit.
The church has been disused for twenty five years and apparently untouched in that time except for use as a theatre store, the props of which still remained.
See (S4).
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. Town's churches will have to close. 18 January.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1999. TG 5206R - V.
---Designation: Listed Building Consent.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 499.
---Unpublished Document: Full Planning Permission.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: DIF/JMC (Council for the Care of Churches). 1986. Great Yarmouth, St James', Norfolk (Norwich). 20 November.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1245981.
<S3>Article in Serial: Rye, G.. 1993. Church Building in Great Yarmouth 1830-1900.. Yarmouth Archaeology. pp 9-16.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.

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MNO7017Related to: Church of St. James Queen's Road GREAT YARMOUTH (Revoked)
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