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Church of the Holy Trinity, Rochester

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239725

OS Grid Reference: NY8415697210
OS Grid Coordinates: 384156, 597210
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2688, -2.2509

Location: A68, Rochester, Northumberland NE19 1RH

Locality: Rochester
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE19 1RH

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Listing Text

NY 89 NW (East side)

16/65 Church of the
Holy Trinity

Parish church. 1844 by John and Benjamin Green. Dressed stone with ashlar
dressings and chamfered plinth; Welsh slate roof. Romanesque style. West
tower, nave and apse, south porch.

Five-bay nave with porch in left bay; keystone to doorway dated 1844.
One-light windows.with dripstones and sill band. Flat angle buttresses.
Heavy modillion cornice. Apse has similar detail.

Three-storey west tower has one-light windows on ground and 1st floor and
paired, louvred bell openings. Modillion cornice and pyramidal roof.

Interior has open timber roof with arched braces. Elaborate Gothic reredos,
with crocketed finials. Good, light-oak seating, pulpit and choir stalls
of c.1890. They are very simple and look later. In the apse stone tablets
carved with the 10 commandments, the creed and the Lord's Prayer. Wood
panel over the tower arch inscribed "This chapel was erected in the year
1844. It contains 182 sittings, and in consequence of a grant from the
incorporated society for promoting the enlargement, building and repairing
of churches and chapels, the whole of that number are hereby declared to
be free and unappropriated for ever ...."

In the porch a Roman altar.

Listing NGR: NY8415697210

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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