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Description: Trinity Chapel at Bentley Heath
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164229
OS Grid Reference: TQ2493699571
OS Grid Coordinates: 524936, 199571
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6810, -0.1943
TQ 2499 POTTERS BAR BENTLEY HEATH LANE
12/177 Trinity Chapel
- at Bentley Heath
Private Chapel to Wrotham Park estate. 1866 by S.S.Teulon for G.Byng,
2nd Earl of Strafford. English bond red brick with white and burnt brick
and stone dressings.Tiled roof. Polychrome Gothic.Chancel with N vestry.
Nave with S porch and apsidal W baptistery. 4 bay nave: 3 windows to S,
2 lights with quatrefoiled heads, brick hood moulds. Plinth, burnt
brick courses, brick cornice to close eaves. Gabled timber porch to
right of centre on brick plinth. Trefoil headed lancets with diamond
leaded lights, stained glass panels between studs. Arch braced roof and
decorative bargeboards. 4 similar windows to N are slightly larger and
have decorative relieving arches. No plinth or hood moulds. Angle
buttresses to W end of nave.Semi-octagonal baptistery up to eaves level:
3 trefoiled lancets with string course at sill level. Stone parapet with
corbel table. Pointed heads to buttresses above parapet. Circular window
in W end of nave wall: 6 circular lights around a star. White brick
decorative surround.Polychromatic stone blocks and brick bands in gable.
Ridge cross on stone coped parapet. Steeply pitched roof. At E end of
nave a large bellcote with tumbled-in brickwork and 2 stone spirelets.
Chancel is lower, shorter and narrower. E end angle buttresses, stone
coped parapet, similar gable ornament and ridge cross. Large traceried
E window over stepped up stringcourse. Small lean-to 'aisle' addition to
S with 5 light ribbon window. N vestry: hipped roof, entrance to W, 3
square lights to N and lean-to boiler room to E. Tall stack at NE corner
of nave with decorative capping. Interior: chancel and baptistery arches
have responds stopped halfway down. Star brick patterning in spandrels
of nave windows, disrupted to N by larger openings. Ceiled roof. Glass:
panel from St. Peters, Cranley Gardens in nave to N, otherwise plain.
Memorials: chest tomb to G. Byng, d.1847, ornate neo-Perp, and wall
slabs with figures, on nave N wall to Lady A. Byng, d.1845, and on nave
S wall to Gen Sir J. Byng, d.1860, all moved from demolished Church of
St. John the Baptist, Potters Bar. (VCH Middlesex 1976, Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TQ2493699571
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Source: English Heritage
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