St James

St James shows many details of its long history including the little south porch of wood and brick sheltering a Norman doorway and 13th century door.

Shere, Surrey

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The Square

The materials used to build the walls of the church are fascinatingly diverse: reused Roman tiles, flint, clunch, local stone of various sorts, Caen stone from Normandy, and Tudor brick.

The inside of the church has a great deal of interest, including a massive oak chest from about 1200 and a font of about the same age, 15th and 16th century brasses in the chancel, and a tiny statuette of the Madonna and Child, dating from about 1300.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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