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Church of the Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 133004

OS Grid Reference: SO8664402092
OS Grid Coordinates: 386644, 202092
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7174, -2.1947

Location: The Roundabouts, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire GL5 2PX

Locality: Minchinhampton
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL5 2PX

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Listing Text


12/213 Church of the Holy Trinity


Parish church. 1840 for David Ricardo M.P.; altered 1881.
Coursed and squared limestone; Welsh slate and artificial stone
slate roofs. Nave without aisles, north east tower and west
chancel. Romanesque style. Central round arched doorway to east
and with jamb shafts having scalloped capitals; 2 flanking blank
arches Five bay blank round arched arcade above. Central
circular window with looped tracery. Shallow clasping corner
buttresses. Round arched doorway to porch in base of tower.
Belfry has stylised lombard frieze below lower string course; 2
round arched recesses to each face with smaller belfry openings
within. Corner shafts to belfry. Stone coped pyramidal roof
with grotesque corbels, roll mouldings to corners and centre of
each face and iron weather-vane finial. Round arched nave windows
with zig-zag frieze to eaves. Projecting gabled organ-loft
towards west end has round arched window recess with circular
window. Romanesque triplet to west end.
Interior: 5-bay timber truss roof to nave. Timber panelled
balcony at east end. Large round chancel arch has painted
lettering: 'The LORD is in His HOLY TEMPLE'. Encaustic tiled
chancel floor. Most fittings appear contemporary with
construction, organ-loft being an 1881 addition. Some good
stained glass: west triplet and 2 nave windows. by Heaton, Butler
and Bayne. One of the two churches built by Ricardo after sub-
division of Minchinhampton ecclesiastical parish, this exhibits his
distaste for Tractarian principals by having the chancel at west
(N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp. 184-
207; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8664402092

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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