St James' Church, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire

Roydon Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JZ
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The church is usually open on Sunday afternoons between May and September. Should the church be closed, the key can be borrowed. Please text to 07885 462680 in advance of your visit to make arrangements.
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A local treasure unchanged for 200 years

St James' has been a landmark for seven centuries. Built on a hillside above the River Lea, its embattled buttressed tower was a steering point for those on the water and a waymark for those on the ancient route to London. The church's unspoiled interior has hardly been touched since Georgian times and features unusually high box pews and a three-decker pulpit. Monuments include that of a local nobleman, Sir Edward Baesh, who is shown kneeling opposite his wife.