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 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.