St James’ Church

The Cotswolds

Built in Perpendicular Gothic style in the late 15th century using wool-trade profits, this imposing church boasts a splendid tower and some graceful 17th-century monuments. One of the earliest priest vestments on record, dating back to around 1400, is screened behind a curtain inside. The remarkable row of almshouses along Church St a short walk south was constructed in 1612.

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