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Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James

The tiny hamlet of Rigsby has the church of St. James built by the prolific Louth architect James Fowler in 1863.

It is in neo-Norman style though Fowler re-used a genuine Early Norman arch inside.


Mark Acton, 2007

Rigsby, St James church, James Fowler,
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James

The small neo-Norman church of St James has a pleasant rural location on the slope of the Wolds to the west of Alford.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James

View from the East of the semi-circular apse which contains the chancel.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James
Rigsby, St James

The elaborate bell-turret of St James's, corbelled out and with a spirelet, is described by Pevsner as "just High Victorian".

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church, bell turret
Rigsby, St James, font
Rigsby, St James, font
Rigsby, St James, font

This octagonal font came from the medieval church in the parish and dates from the Perpendicular period.

Each side of the octagon has three cusped arches with panel tracery above.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church, font
Rigsby, St James, interior
Rigsby, St James, interior
Rigsby, St James, interior

The interior is in yellow brick with bands of red brick.

The chancel is contained within a small semi-circular apse.

The arch over the vestry door (front left) dates from the early Norman period in contrast to the mid-Victorian construction elsewhere.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church
Rigsby, St James, reredos
Rigsby, St James, reredos
Rigsby, St James, reredos

The richly decorated tiled reredos above the altar.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church, reredos
Rigsby, St James, rose window
Rigsby, St James, rose window
Rigsby, St James, rose window

The rose window in the west wall of the church.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church, rose window
Rigsby, St James, stained glass
Rigsby, St James, stained glass
Rigsby, St James, stained glass

The rose window in the west wall of the church has coloured Victorian glass in a repeating pattern.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church, stained glass