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Description: Church of the Holy Trinity
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 122063
OS Grid Reference: TL5552221673
OS Grid Coordinates: 555522, 221673
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8720, 0.2577
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TAKELEY CHURCH LANE
Church of the
TL 52 SE 9/48 20.2.67
C12 with C13, C14 and C15 alterations and C19 restoration. Flint rubble with
limestone and clunch dressings, rendered. Red plain tile roofs. C12 nave has
2 north windows one extensively restored C15, one C16 in brick of 2 four centred
lights under square headed outer order. North doorway now blocked with Roman
brick in the jambs. Blocked door to rood loft. South arcade, of 4 bays. Part
late C13, remainder C14, with octagonal columns, moulded bases and capitals.
C13 chancel has C19 east window, with remains of C14 window still visible. North
wall has C13 window of 2 lancet lights with external rebate and linked labels.
Moulded rear arch with shafted jambs. Similar window in south wall, and C19
window at western end. C13 south door. C19 chancel arch, and Cl9 organ chamber
on north wall. C14 south aisle, incorporates part of C13 south transept. East
wall has C15 window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with tracery in a 2 centred head.
Hollow moulded reveals. South windows, one C14 of 2 cinquefoiled lights with
a quatrefoil in 2 centred head, the other C13 of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil
in 2 centred head. Apparently moved from transept. C14 south doorway of 2 chamfered
orders. Modern west window. Cl5 west tower of 3 stages, with diagonal buttresses
and a south-east stair turret, embattled parapet, and a small timber spire.
Tower arch of 2 chamfered orders. Half round shafts with moulded capitals and
bases. West window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with tracery and 2 centred head.
Vest doorway of 2 moulded orders, inner order, 2 centred, outer order, square
headed, with quatrefoils and blank shields in the spandrels. Second stage has
small single light windows. Bell chamber has 4 windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights
with quatrefoil in 2 centred head. C15 south porch with 2 centred arch of 2
orders, with engaged octagonal shafts. East and west windows have square heads
with 2 cinquefoiled lights. C15 nave roof with 4 armed octagonal crown posts,
with moulded capitals and bases. Brass in chancel, Knollys 1689. Cupboard in
south aisle with linen fold panels formerly a late C16 font case. Late Cl5 font
cover, octagonal, spire with tracerised sides. Cl3 piscina in chancel with shafted
jambs and trefoiled head. Late C15 pulpit in oak, hexagonal, with moulded frames
and cinquefoiled and pinnacled design. (RCHM1).
Listing NGR: TL5552221673
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Source: English Heritage
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