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Description: Church of Holy Trinity
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219365
OS Grid Reference: SP0204388542
OS Grid Coordinates: 402043, 288542
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4948, -1.9713
SANDWELL MB TRINITY STREET/SOUTH ROAD
SP 08 NW
HIGH STREET, SMETHWICK
9/144 Church of Holy Trinity
Church. 1887 - 9 by Francis Bacon of Newbury. Tower and spire, and some
re-used stone, remain from previous church of 1838 by Thomas Johnson of
Lichfield. Punched sandstone ashlar with some limestone dressings and
imitation slate roofs. Comprises a west tower with spire, nave and chancel
under a continuous roof, and north and south aisles under pitched roofs.
The west tower has clasping buttresses, and a pointed west doorway with
lancet window above. On each side are two lancet bell openings. The spire
is set back behind a parapet. Both aisles have a west window of four lights
with Geometrical tracery. The aisles have paired lancet windows with buttresses
between bays. The north aisle is of five bays and has a doorway to the right
of its eastern bay. The south aisle is of four bays, with a gabled porch to
the left which has a pointed doorway. The east window of the north aisle
is a triple stepped lancet above a lean-to Vestry. The east windows of the
south aisle and chancel have Geometrical tracery, the former of three lights,
the latter of six lights. Interior: five-bay arcades with round piers, foliated
capitals and pointed arches. Two western bays on each side filled by late C20
concrete block walls and west end of nave partitioned to form foyer. Main nave
roof trusses have tie-beams, arch-braced collars, king-posts and central vertical
iron rods. Alternate trusses have scissor-braced collars. The moulded pointed
chancel arch has clustered columns as responds.
Listing NGR: SP0204388542
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Source: English Heritage
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