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Description: Church of the Holy Trinity
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232462
OS Grid Reference: SP9914676626
OS Grid Coordinates: 499146, 276626
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3787, -0.5449
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SP9976 DENFORD CHURCH LANE
17/30 Church of the Holy Trinity
Church. Mid and late C13, late C14, restored C19. Squared coursed limestone with
ashlar spire and lead roofs. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. South
elevation of chancel of 2-window range of 2- and 3-light windows with Y- and
intersecting tracery. Shallow gabled roof with plain parapet and finial. 4-light
Perpendicular east window with panel tracery. Flanking 2-stage buttresses. North
elevation of chancel is blank. C19 lean-to boiler house is attached to east end
of north aisle. C19 two-light square-head window with door to left. South aisle
of 4 bays, 3-window range with 2-light square-head window, with geometrical
tracery, to left. Similar central window and 3-light window with intersecting
tracery to right. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets and 3 gargoyles. 3-light
Perpendicular east window with 4-centred arch head and hollow responds. 2-light,
square-head, west window with geometrical tracery. Gabled porch in bay to left
of centre has 2-centred double-chamfered arch heads to inner and outer doorways.
The outer doorway has nailhead decoration and polygonal responds and inner
doorway has renewed shafts. North aisle of 5 bays, 4-window range. 2 three-light
Perpendicular windows with 4-centred arch heads to centre bays, and 3-light
windows with Y-tracery to flanking bays. Window to far right has renewed tracery
and is set in square-head recess. North door in bay to right of centre has
2-centred arch head. 2-stage buttresses between windows. 3 bays to right break
forward slightly. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. Blocked west window.
South nave clerestory of 4-window range of 2-light square-head windows with hood
moulds and carved label stops. Shallow gable roof with plain ashlar parapets,
corbel table, 3 gargoyles and finial. North clerestory is a 4-window range of
single-light square-head windows. Late C13 west tower of 2 stages with 3-stage
angle buttresses at corners. C19 west doorway has 2-centred arch head with 4
chamfers and one order of shafts. Tall lancet window above has carved label
stops. Band of plain corbels to upper part of lower stage has tie-bar above.
Upper stage is ashlar with triple arcade to each face, with 2-centred arch heads
and shafts. Centre bay of each face is a 2-light bell-chamber opening. Corbel
table above, with plain parapet and octagonal pinnacles at corners. Set-back
octagonal broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of
double-chamfered arches with quatrefoil piers and polygonal responds.
Double-chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular bracketed responds.
Triple-chamfered tower arch with polygonal responds. Piscina, with roll moulded
arch, to left of altar and piscina with plain arch in south aisle. Double
arcade, with trefoil heads and cluster shafts, to south wall of chancel and
similar arcade of 4 bays to north wall. 3 carved heads to spandrels of arches
and remains of relieving arch above arcade with 4 holes for acoustic jars. One
jar remains. Blocked doorway to right of arcade originally led to chantry
chapel/vestry, demolished in C16. Single-stage internal buttress to south aisle
wall. C19 roof structures. C19 furnishings, font and pulpit. Perpendicular style
painted screen around vestry in north aisle is said to incorporate parts of rood
screen. Stained glass: east window of south aisle has 3 mid Cl6 roundels
depicting biblical scenes and 2 mid C17 rectangular panels depicting saints.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.183).
Listing NGR: SP9914676626
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Source: English Heritage
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