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Church of the Holy Trinity, Matfen

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238664

OS Grid Reference: NZ0305871755
OS Grid Coordinates: 403058, 571755
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0403, -1.9537

Location: 2 E Close, Matfen, Northumberland NE20 0RB

Locality: Matfen
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0RB

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Listing Text

NZ 07 SW

14/181 Church of the
28.4.69 Holy Trinity


Parish church. 1841-2, tower and spire added 1853-4. By and for Sir Edward
Blackett. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Early English style.

West tower and spire, nave, chancel and vestry.

West doorway has studded door with decorative ironwork in surround with 2
orders of columns. 3-stage tower with angle buttresses, lancets on 1st floor
and triple, shafted lancets on 2nd floor, the outer lights blind. Tall broach
spire with lucarnes and elaborate vane. South side of tower has outside stone
stairs, with solid stone balustrade, leading to bell-ringers' chamber.

4-bay nave has lancets with double-chamfered surrounds set in shallow recesses
with close-set moulded brackets below the eaves. Buttreses between windows.
Rose window in east gable.

Small 2-bay chancel has priest's door with shouldered lintel; lancet windows.
East window of three stepped lancets.

Gabled roof with overlapping coping.

Interior: set in chancel wall, four C17 alabaster Baroque panels showing
scenes from the nativity; said to be Dutch and of very high quality.
Naturalistic wood eagle lectern. Gothic wood pulpit and brass communion rail.
Northumberland Record Office (34) ZBL 265.

Listing NGR: NZ0305871755

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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