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Church of the Holy Trinity, Snaith and Cowick

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164943

OS Grid Reference: SE6613521616
OS Grid Coordinates: 466135, 421616
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6868, -1.0000

Location: 8 A1041, Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 9DG

Locality: Snaith and Cowick
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 9DG

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Listing Text

SE 62 SE
(north side)
East Cowick
3/82 Church of The Holy
Parish church. 1853-4 by William Butterfield for William Henry Dawnay,
seventh Viscount Downe. Built by Charles Ward of Lincoln. Repairs of 1910
to north arcade and nave walls probably included removal of north chimney
and plastering of interior. Red brick in English bond with sandstone ashlar
dressings. Welsh slate roof. Gothic Revival style. 5-bay aisled nave with
west tower, south porch and single-bay chancel with vestry adjoining north
side. Four 3-light trefoiled windows to south aisle, 3 similar windows to
north. Nave has tripartite west end: projecting lower section carries
partly-projecting central tower with deeply-recessed pointed 2-light
traceried window beneath double-chamfered segmental-pointed arch, flanked by
single narrow 2-light traceried windows and outer buttresses, the 3 window
recesses having prominent sill string courses and sloping bases. Tower has
flanking buttresses rising above nave roof line, sill string course and
recessed 2-light plate-traceried belfry openings, and short 4-sided spire
with wrought-iron weather-vane. Chancel: chamfered plinth and angle
buttresses to east end, pointed 3-light traceried south window, sill string
course and large pointed 3-light traceried east window beneath small
circular opening and coped gable with cross finial. Porch: chamfered
plinth, pointed double-chamfered outer arch with inner chamfer dying into
jambs, pointed moulded inner arch, scissor-braced roof. Corbelled ashlar
eaves cornice to nave and to slightly lower chancel; exposed rafter ends to
aisles and porch. Steeply-pitched roofs throughout. Interior. Arcade
(with narrower west bay) of pointed moulded arches of 3 orders with
mouldings dying into chamfered square piers and responds. Pointed recess
(former fireplace) to north aisle. West end has projecting tower section
with chamfered ashlar plinth and twin buttresses flanking recessed central
window beneath double segmental pointed arches; keeled ashlar sill string
course to flanking windows. Tall double-chamfered chancel arch with
corbelled inner order; tablet to Rev Cecil Sykes of 1898 set below north
corbel in carved ashlar surround. Pointed fillet-moulded vestry door and
trefoiled chamfered piscina to chancel. 8-bay nave roof with single side-
purlins and arch-braced collars with trefoiled panels above; scissor-braced
chancel roof, boarded above the sanctuary. Walls plastered to nave and
chancel and whitewashed throughout. Large ashlar font with octagonal step,
moulded circular base and bowl with blind arcading of cusped pointed arches
on cylindrical piers; tall pointed wooden font cover with traceried panels,
suspended from ornate wrought-iron bracket. Octagonal panelled oak pulpit
with ashlar base and octagonal tester. Original oak altar rails with plain
trefoiled panels. Red, yellow and black Minton tiles to floor, those to
sanctuary with Downe crest and monogram. Inserted ornate carved oak reredos
with figures of Christ and Apostles in relief; traceried panelling of 1910
to chancel. Mid C19 stained-glass east and west windows; late C19 - early
C20 stained-glass south windows. Contemporary with the neighbouring
vicarage and school (qv) and with similar groups at nearby Hensall (North
Continued .....
Yorkshire) and Pollington (qv). Cowick Church is the largest of the 3, its
west end probably modelled on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Church,
Northumberland. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, West
Riding, 1959, p 171. P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971. J Killeen,
A Short History of Cowick Hall, 1967, p 27-9. R Dixon and S Muthesius,
Victorian Architecture, 1978, p 49 and p 208. Photographs in NMR.

Listing NGR: SE6613521616

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Source: English Heritage

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