Information for record number MWA1676:
Church of St James, Bulkington

Summary The Church of St James, Bulkington, which was built during the Medieval period. The Church was later restored during the Post Medieval and Imperial periods. It is situated at the north end of Church Street, Bulkington.
What Is It?  
Type: Church, Building
Period: Medieval - Industrial (1066 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 39 86
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Chancel with N vestry, nave, N and S aisles, S porch and W tower. Of the church as it existed in the early 13th century only the nave arcades remain. Late 13th century N aisle; S aisle and chancel of the latter half of the 14th century. Mid 15th century W tower. S clerestory probably of late 15th century or early 16th century. Much restored in the 19th century, when the vestry was added; further restoration in 1907, when the present S porch was built, and in 1928. The church is first mentioned in the mid 12th century.
2 Plan of the church.
3 The church is over-restored but one can still recognise dates. Nave: S arcade early 13th century, N arcade probably later 13th century. S aisle has window of c1300. tower mid to late 14th century. Chancel arch and organ-chamber arch of 1865 by G T Robinson. Unusual late 18th century font.
4 Listed Building description.
5 Noted by Ordnance Survey.
6 archaeological observation was carried out in 1992 of building work (construction of a new organ loft and renewal of the floor at the west end of the nave). A coffin-shaped slab was found of 13th/14th century date, and remains of two fragmentary slabs. They were left in situ, and covered with a protective layer of sand.
7 A programme of archaeological recording was carried out during re-ordering of the west end of the church. Ledger stones on the floor of the tower were recorded. A service trench excavated through the graveyard recorded a series of small grave markers along with finds of a 13th-century iron spur, medieval pottery and tile.

Source No: 7
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: Archaeological Recording at St James Church, Bulkington
Author/originator: C Coutts
Date: 2009
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pevsner N and Wedgwood A
Date: 1966
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Warwicks
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 6, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1951
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: VI
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 6, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1951
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: VI
Source No: 6
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Church of St James, Bulkington, Archaeological Observation
Author/originator: Palmer N J
Date: 1992
Page Number:
Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1948
Page Number: 1
Volume/Sheet: Bedworth Urban
Source No: 5
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: OS Card, 20SE1
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1967
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 20SE1
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
source LBL Listed Building List. Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a list. Buildings placed on the list are protected through various planning and conservation acts which ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them. The Listed Buildings List is compiled and maintained by English Heritage. It includes details of where the building is, when it was built, a description of its appearance, and any other special features. back
source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. back
monument COFFIN * A chest made of stone, wood or lead, used to enclose a dead body. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument ARCH * A structure over an opening usually formed of wedge-shaped blocks of brick or stone held together by mutual pressure and supported at the sides; they can also be formed from moulded concrete/ cast metal. A component; use for free-standing structure only. back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument TOWER * A tall building, either round, square or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument VESTRY * A room or part of a church where the vestments, vessels and records are kept. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument FONT * A vessel, usually made of stone, which contains the consecrated water for baptism. Use a broader monument type if possible. back
monument GRAVE MARKER * A stone, slate, iron or wooden structure used to mark the site of a grave. Use only where evidence of the form is uncertain otherwise use more specific type. back

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