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Church of the Holy Trinity, Warmwell

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105957

OS Grid Reference: SY7527685798
OS Grid Coordinates: 375276, 85798
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6713, -2.3512

Location: B3390, Warmwell, Dorset DT2 8HQ

Locality: Warmwell
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 8HQ

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Listing Text


7/65 Church of The
Holy Trinity

Parish Church. C13 nave. C17 west tower added or rebuilt. North
porch, C17. Church restored in 1851. New chancel built in 1881 by
R C Bennett of Weymouth. Rubble walls with freestone dressings. Clay
tile roofs with stone slate eaves. Chancel has rook faced masonry
walls, buttresses with set offs. Slate roof with stone gable copings
and moulded kneelers. Stone cross at east gable. Nave. North wall
has 2 windows, E.of 3 cinquefoiled lights in a square head with
moulded reveals, C15. Western of 3 elliptical headed lights in a square
head. East of the porch is the blocking of a former lancet. North
doorway, C13 restored has jambs and a pointed arch of one chamfered
order. The north porch has an outer archway with chamfered jambs and
pointed head. South wall has two windows generally similar to those
opposite. South doorway, C13, now blocked, has chamfered jambs and
pointed head. Above it are the lines of a former porch roof. Further
east is a blocked C13 lancet. West tower, C17, two stages with a
plain parapet and without buttresses. In the east wall is a reset
C15 doorway with nave moulded jambs and pointed head. In the west wall
is a rectangular window with C19 brick splays, and there is a similar window
above. The bell chamber has in each of the north, south and
west walls, a rectangular window. The chancel has a chamfered plinth
and string under the windows. The north and south walls have 3
lancets each. The east window has triple lancets, these are internally
shafted and with capitals in C13 style. Moulded super-arch. Interior:
chancel arch of 1881 has tripled responds with moulded bases and
capitals. Pointed arch of 2 orders with multi roll mouldings, label with
stops. Roofs: chancel has a steeply pitched arch braced roof
with high collars, carried on carved stone corbels. Nave, has unusual
design of roof with low collar beam, king post over, and diagonal
struttings from wall plate to king posts, iron braced, C19. Fittings:
font, Purbeck marble, tapeing octagonal bowl with 2 panels with pointed
heads in each face, central stem with 8 C19 subsidiary shafts, original
base, C13. Raised on C19 or C20 plinth. Conservation cross on jamb of
north doorway, deeply incised cross potent. Wall tablets, several to the
Richards family, C19, see R.C.H.M. Pulpit: of oak, polygonal
with moulded panels and moulded cornice, C18. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.
327 (1)).

Listing NGR: SY7527685798

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Source: English Heritage

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