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Church of the Holy Trinity (Church of England), Hertford Heath

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity (Church of England)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 160673

OS Grid Reference: TL3505711592
OS Grid Coordinates: 535057, 211592
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7867, -0.0433

Location: Church Hill, Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire SG13 7RT

Locality: Hertford Heath
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG13 7RT

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Listing Text

(East side)
Hertford Heath

4/67 Church of The Holy Trinity
- (C of E)


Parish church. 1863 by Ewan Christian for Rev David Barclay Bevan
(vicar here 1864-81), restored 1913 at cost of £220. Red brick banded
with blue brick. Bath stone keystones to pointed arches and plate
tracery to S transept. Steep red tile roofs with bands of scalloped
tiles, swept valleys, and moulded wooden bargeboards. Square slender
timber fleche over crosswing, lead clad and with square shingled spire
over louvred bell chamber. Small church in Early English style, with
nave, apsidal chancel, crosswing and S transept, SE vestry, and
entrance by N porch. Small lancet windows with red and buff brick
pointed arches in pairs to nave and singly around the apse, tall stepped
triplets of lancets to W end and N gable crosswing. High wheel window to
S transept. Stained glass to chancel and transept, lattice leaded clear
glass with margins elsewhere. Moulded bricks drip course externally and
buttresses between nave windows on line of truss. Interior has a wide
pointed polychrome chancel arch on stubby E E marble columns with over
large foliate stone caps. Low plaster-vaulted chancel has wooden ribs
rising from a moulded wallplate. Plastered walls with polychrome inner
arches of splayed windows exposed. Moulded band below window sills.
Simple wooden rail on foliate ironwork at line of arch. Low stone
orthostat on RH and coved corbelled stone base to octogonal oak pulpit
on LH outside arch but at raised level. Lofty open timber roof of
arch-braced collar construction has 2½ bays to nave and a further bay
taken up by the crosswing with lower roofs coming in from each side.
Heavy chamfered stone corbels in nave support wallposts and feet of
moulded arch-braces. Polychrome arch of 2 chamfered orders into
transept, the inner order carried on moulded corbels. Nave walls
plastered with polychrome arches left exposed. Stone shaft and carved
foliate capital supplies central support between each pair of lancets.
Uniform pine skeleton pews with reversed Y ends. Organ in S transept
dated 1864 built by T W Walker, London. Large stone font on square
platform and moulded octagonal shaft and base. Heavy rounded bowl with
inscribed band and circular oak cover with iron handle. Low raised
platform at W end. Marble relief carved wall monument in chancel to
H F Durnford d.1878, signed H F Williamson, with Figure of the Good
Shepherd. Large gabled enclosed N porch in red brick with timber framed
upper part forming a band of quatrefoil windows to sides and at front
flanking a very large single-leaf oak door with decorative ironwork in
timber gable end with pierced and cusped bargeboards. (VCH (1912)414:
Kelly (1914)22: Pevsner (1977)235).

Listing NGR: TL3505711592

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Source: English Heritage

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