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Church of the Holy Trinity, Plenmeller with Whitfield

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 240316

OS Grid Reference: NY7792656863
OS Grid Coordinates: 377926, 556863
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9060, -2.3458

Location: A686, Plenmeller with Whitfield, Northumberland NE47 8LR

Locality: Plenmeller with Whitfield
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE47 8LR

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Listing Text


8/199 Church of the Holy Trinity

Parish Church 1859-60 by A.B. Higham of Wakefield and Newcastle. Squared stone
with dressings, grey slate roof. Cruciform plan with central tower and spire,
3-bay north nave aisle and north organ chamber, south porch. Free Early English
style with good detail and much foliage carving. Stepped buttresses between
bays and paired at angles; sill string course. Four-bay nave with porch in
second bay. Side windows paired lancets with paired rear arches divided by
free-standing shafts; west end has two lancets, divided by a stepped buttress,
and a rose window over. Transept gables similar without the rose. Three-bay
chancel with single lancets in side walls, triple in the east end. Central
tower has triple-lancet belfry openings below a corbel table of trefoiled arches;
stone broach spire. Interior: heavily-moulded arcade and crossing arches with
dog-tooth decoration. Tierceron vault under tower; roof timbers carried on
ornate corbels. Contemporary fittings, including windows by Powell. Carved
reredos of 1891 flanked by trefoil-headed marble panels.

The church was built by Rev. and Mrs.J.A. Blackett Ord, in memory of her uncle
William Ord from whom she inherited the Whitfield Estate.

Listing NGR: NY7792656863

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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