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Description: Church of the Holy Trinity
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238234
OS Grid Reference: NZ2547995751
OS Grid Coordinates: 425479, 595751
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2553, -1.6007
There is also a scheduled monument, Widdrington Castle and 18th Century Gothic Castle and Gardens South of Widdrington Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
WIDDRINGTON WIDDRINGTON VILLAGE
NZ 29 NE
6/91 Church of the Holy
Parish Church. Late C12 core remodelled and extended in mid-C14. North aisle
demolished in medieval period and rebuilt, with addition of organ chamber and
vestry, in late C19. Squared stone with dressings. C19 parts rough-faced
stone; slate roofs. 2-bay aisled nave with south porch, chancel with south
chapel and C19 additions on north.
Porch, with hollow-chamfered pointed arch under coped gable, has low stone
benches and door with keeled mouldings and hood with rosette stops. To east
two C14 windows, each of 2trefoiled ogee-headed lights with pierced spandrels
under a square head with hoodmould; large stepped buttress to east. West end
has chamfered plinth and large roughly-squared masonry of C12 type; three
2-light windows and large stepped buttresses all C19. Coped gable and gabled
bellcote. North wall of nave continuous with organ chamber: Four 2-light
windows copied from south wall.
Chapel has two similar C14 windows on south and 3-light C19 east window. Chancel
has chamfered plinth; taller similar 2-light south window and coeval 3-light
east window with curvilinear tracery under pointed arch with hood, flanked by
stepped buttresses, that to south C19. Vestry has re-set medieval door on
north with pointed chamfered arch, C13 cross slab as internal lintel.
Interior: 2-bay north arcade has pointed double-chamfered arches, hooded towards
nave, on round pier; moulded capital with square abacus: 3-bay arcade on south
with octagonal piers. Chancel arch and arch dividing south aisle from chapel
also spring from eastern pier. Cut-back stoup by south door; hollow-chamfered
piscina in south chapel. Chancel has C19 arch to organ chamber and moulded
sill string on east,stepped down at south end. Sill of south window lowered
to form sedilia with integral shelf and pillar piscina; second piscina to east
has trefoiled hollow-chamfered arch, shelf and lockers. Two tomb recesses on
north have keeled mouldings and moulded hoods: the eastern has a pointed arch
with Widdrington arms at the apex, the western a lower segmental arch and a
small cross slab set into its sill.
Listing NGR: NZ2547695750
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Source: English Heritage
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