Around St. James Church, Chipping Campden (4), Gloucestershire. Location map
 
  St. James Church, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   St. James Church, Chipping Campden.

You can see from this viewpoint just what a grand church this is. This picture was taken from the footpath below the church shown on the location map (church marked with an arrow in the link above).

There are a number of footpaths in this vicinity which make pleasant short walks.

 

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  View of Alms Houses near the church, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   Almshouses, Chipping Campden.

These almshouses near the church (you can see the tower in the background) date from 1612 and are raised above street level. They were built by Sir Baptist Hicks, one of the town's benefactors, for 12 pensioners and are still used for the same purpose today.

Each of the front doors serves two houses.

 

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  The Nave, Church of St. James, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   The Nave, St. James Church, Chipping Campden.

Those nave arcades with their soaring columns, the clerestory and the chancel arch were all built in the 15th century at the peak of Chipping Campden's prosperity.

It is unusual to find a window above the chancel arch and is a Cotswolds characteristic.

 

 

 

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  St. James Church, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   St. James Church, Chipping Campden.

This is the Noel Chapel with an imposing monument to Sir Baptist Hicks and his wife. He later became the 1st Viscount Campden.

 

 

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