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Description: Church of Holy Trinity
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221506
OS Grid Reference: TF7081509737
OS Grid Coordinates: 570815, 309737
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6584, 0.5241
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TF 7009 MARHAM THE STREET
9/32 Church of Holy Trinity
Parish church. C12, and late C14, restored 1844, 1867 and 1875. Flint with
ashlar dressings and slate roofs. West tower, south aisle, continuous nave
and chancel. Perpendicular 4 stage tower with angle buttresses. Arched west
door below 5-light window of panel tracery with embattled transom. Quatrefoil
ringing chamber windows under square hoods on label stops. 3-light belfry
windows. South porch heavily restored. Stepped buttresses to south aisle
between 3 2-light C19 segmental-headed Perpendicular windows. Lead roof to
aisle. 3-light aisle east window. Diagonal buttresses to chancel. Side
windows of 2-lights in Perpendicular style under 2-centred arches. 4-light
east window late C14 and transitional Decorated to Perpendicular. Vestry
to north chancel. 3 3-light nave north windows of Perpendicular form inserted
1867. Blocked north door early C12 : single order columns with cushion
capitals below square imposts. Roll moulded arch in 2 orders enclosing
tympanum of lozenge diaper. Interior. 4 bay south arcade of octagonal piers
on high bell moulded bases and with moulded polygonal capitals, the 2 eastern
capitals with blank merlons. Double chamfered arches, Perpendicular wave
and roll moulded tower arch. Nave roof 1844 : arched braces drop to
figurative corbels. 11 C15 benches with pierced tracery backs and poppyheads.
Mid C14 octagonal font with tracery patterns on stem and bowl. South-east
aisle chapel approached from chancel through 4-centred doorway and contains
table tomb to John and Anne Steward 1604 of painted clunch : Rectangular tomb
chest with clasping pilasters at corners and centre of long side, pilasters
with painted tracery motifs, space between with painted coats of arms. Painted
chalk effigies lie beneath plain canopy in form of unadorned entablature
supported on 3 tapering octagonal columns with applied palmette leaves to
lower half. Inscription in frieze of canopy. Canopy surmounted by painted
achievement within elaborate strapwork frame. 1846 chancel roof supported
on fine late C14 figure corbels. North chancel wall with white marble
monument to Henry Villebois of 1847 by Richard Westmacott (the younger) :
niche under stilted arch contains figures of 2 angels mourning over inscribed
tomb chest upon which is an open bible and Latin cross. Royal arms of James
I 1619 of painted wood under tower. Hexagonal floor tiles throughout church.
Listing NGR: TF7081509737
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Source: English Heritage
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