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St. James, Cheddington, Dorset


The parish church of St. James is a modern building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and a western turret containing one bell of the date 1610, which was taken from the old church: the church was restored in 1898 by Sir Henry Peto bart. when a new organ chamber, baptistery and south porch were erected, the church reseated and heating apparatus fixed under the direction of the late Mr. George Vialls F.R.I.B.A.: the stained windows (except the west window in the baptistery, of which Miss Creed, formerly of Cheddington, was the donor, in memory of her parents) have been given by Sir Henry and Lady Peto, the east window in 1889, in memory of their parents, and the north window in commemoration of Queen Victoria's reign: the old churchyard is now enclosed within the gardens of Chedington Court: there are 150 sittings.

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1756. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by and made available on their site (subscription required).

St. James

Denomination:Church of England