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Holy Trinity Church, Wallington Demesne

Description: Holy Trinity Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238414

OS Grid Reference: NZ0266685749
OS Grid Coordinates: 402666, 585749
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1661, -1.9597

Location: B6343, Wallington Demesne, Northumberland NE61 4BA

Locality: Wallington Demesne
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 4BA

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Listing Text

NZ 0285
18/165 Holy Trinity Church
Parish Church, 1842 by J.&.B. Green, near site of medieval chapel, tower and
vestry 1884. Squared tooled-and-margined stone with dressings, slate roof.
Broad nave, small polygonal sanctuary, west tower with vestry on north. Simple
Gothick style, the tower more elaborate free Gothic. Tower of 3 tall stages
with stepped angle buttresses; double doors on south have decorative ironwork
and moulded arch with elaborate foliage stops to hoodmould, under string with
inscription 'To the glory of God for the benefit of His People A.D. mdccclxxxiv'.
2nd stage has pointed window with hoodmould; belfry openings with Y tracery
under string forming hoodmould. Round-arched corbel table carrying stepped
moulded parapet with Trevelyan arms on left. West wall of tower has tall lancet
to lower stage and clock face above. 4-bay nave; both north and south walls
have plinth, sill string and continuous hoodmould over pointed windows. Corbel
table carries a projecting eaves course. Stepped buttresses set back at angles
and between bays. Coped gables with kneelers, bracelet finial cross on east
gable. Similar detail to sanctuary except for blind windows in side walls.
Vestry has 2-light mullioned window on north.

Interior: moulded arch to sanctuary and tall triple-chamfered arch to tower;
early C19 font. Elaborate barrel roof with embattled wall-plate, enriched purlins,
braces springing from heraldic corbels, and carved bosses. 8 C13 sepulchral
slabs set into internal walls of tower (6) vestry (2) including unusual incised
effigy, partly re-cut in C19; these were found in 1795 when the footings of the
old chapel were dug up for building stone.(Hodgson, History of Northumberland,
Part II Vol.i, 1828, 282-3).

Listing NGR: NZ0266685749

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Source: English Heritage

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