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Church of the Holy Trinity, Cornforth

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 112222

OS Grid Reference: NZ3125434482
OS Grid Coordinates: 431254, 534482
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7044, -1.5165

Location: 9 Railway Terrace, Cornforth, Durham DL17 9JH

Locality: Cornforth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL17 9JH

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Listing Text

(West side)

7/16 Church of the
9/1/68 Holy Trinity


Parish church, 1867 by J.P. Pritchett. Polychrome brick with ashlar dressings;
blue and green slate roof with stone gable copings. Nave with south porch;
chancel with north vestry. Early English style. Gabled porch has double
boarded doors, with elaborate hinges on roll-moulded surround with shafts
with water-leaf capitals. Stone cross finial. Plate tracery in 2-light
windows of 4-bay nave, with buttress between 2 eastern bays. Set-back chancel
has 2 plainer windows, and large 3-light east window with plate tracery. All
windows have recessed chamfered surrounds, and dark brick arches with dark
impost string. Large 6-foil west window. Head-stopped dripmoulds to doors.
Buttresses, gabled to chancel. Small alteration to north-east buttresses -
insertion of pipe to allow clear sight-line from vestry to gates, for view of
arrival of funerals, it is said. Some renewal of bricks at east. Roof
steeply-pitched, with east gabled bellcote on nave; cross finials on gable

Interior painted brick, with painted ashlar dressings; arch-braced roof on
stone corbels; waggon roof in chancel. Roll-moulded chancel arch on square
pilasters with elaborately-carved capitals to shafts. Head-stops to dripmould
over vestry door; chamfered organ arch. All carving now painted in vivid
colours. Star of David symbol of Trinity in west window by L.C. Evetts.
Octagonal stone font with symbols of Evangelists carved in recessed panels.
Elaborately-carved altar with painted relief panels in Gothic style. Reredos
reconstituted and sculptures added to altar circa 1913 (brass plaque signed
Herbert Wauthie del., F. Osborne and Co. London).

Listing NGR: NZ3125434482

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Source: English Heritage

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