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Church of Holy Trinity, Kirton

Description: Church of Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 241881

OS Grid Reference: SK6912069379
OS Grid Coordinates: 469120, 369379
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2170, -0.9663

Location: A6075, Kirton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9LT

Locality: Kirton
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG22 9LT

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Listing Text

SK 66 NE
(east side)
3/31 Church of Holy
11.8.61 Trinity

G.V. II*

Parish church. C13, C14, C15, restored 1865. Dressed stone,
ashlar dressings, mostly rendered C20, with slate and leaded
roofs. Chamfered and moulded plinths, coved and chamfered eaves,
moulded crenellated parapets, coped gables with kneelers. West
tower, nave, north aisle, chancel, vestry, south porch. West
tower, C15, 2 stages, has coved string course and eaves band with
gargoyles to north and south. Crenellated parapet with 4
crocketed pinnacles. 2 shallow diagonal buttresses to west, 3
setoffs. First stage has to south a stair light and above,
clock. To west, late C15 double lancet with round heads, panel
tracery and hood mould. To right, stair light, and above, clock.
Second stage has 4 C15 double lancet bell openings with round
heads, panel tracery and hood moulds. Nave, 3 bays, has to north
gabled octagonal chimney and to east a plain buttress, 2 setoffs.
South side has to east, a restored C13 double lancet with plate
tracery and hood mould. To west, late C15 triple lancet with
cusped heads and four centred arched reveal. North aisle, 2
bays, has 2 diagonal and single central buttresses, 2 and 3
setoffs. West end has remains of a small buttress. To east, C15
double lancet with cusped ogee heads in square headed reveal. To
west, chamfered blocked doorway with hood mould and mask stops.
To its right, C14 double lancet with trefoil heads and cusped
quatrefoil, hood mould and mask stops. Unbuttressed chancel, 2
bays, has blank north side and to east, restored C14 triple
lancet with trefoil heads, geometrical tracery, and coved reveal.
South side has off-centre priest's door, blocked and with hood
mould. To east, C13 double lancet with trefoil heads, plate
tracery and hood mould. To west, restored C13 lancet, taller but
otherwise identical. Single bay vestry, C15, has a diagonal
buttress to north east, 2 setoffs. North side has early C16
double lancet with cusped round heads, and triangular headed
reveal. South porch has late C13 south doorway, double chamfered
and rebated, with round shaft responds on stepped octagonal bases
and with moulded round capitals. Interior has stone benches and
round stoup re-set on east side. C19 principal rafter roof with
collars. Inner south doorway, C15, has elliptical head with cove
and roll mouldings. C19 door. Nave north arcade, late C13, 3
bays, has 2 round piers and 2 half round responds with stepped
round moulded bases and simple moulded capitals. Keeled and roll
moulded rebated arches with dogtooth. South door has stoup
recess to right. South side east window has C15 stained glass
fragments in head. C19 roof in C15 style with moulded principal
rafters carried on curved brackets from moulded corbels. Tower
arch, C13, double chamfered and rebated, with moulded conical
responds, that to right incised 'G N'. Tower chamber has
carillion keyboard and west window with stained glass fragments
in head. North aisle has 2 windows with stained glass fragments
in head. C19 lean-to roof with curved brackets on moulded
octagonal corbels. Chancel arch, early C14, double chamfered and
rebated with hood mould and keeled half-round responds with round
moulded bases and capitals. North side has to west, C14 double
chamfered and rebated opening with matchboard infill. East end
has sill band and window with stained glass, C19. South side
has, to east, chamfered piscina with segmental head, and to west,
blocked doorway. 2 windows with stained glass fragments in
heads. C19 pseudo-hammer beam roof with curved brackets on
carved corbels and minor kingposts above collars with curved
brackets to ridge. Fittings include font, with C19 round and
square base, square shaft with 4 minor shafts, and C13 shallow
eggcup bowl with C19 cover. C19 painted ashlar pulpit on round
stem with clustered piers and square top with traceried panels.
C20 timber lectern with octagonal stem. Moulded matchboarded C19
oak benches. C16 oak plank chest with short legs and fleur de
lys straps and hinges. Sanctus bell in vestry. Monuments
include war memorial tablet in alabaster frame, 1918.

Listing NGR: SK6912069379

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Source: English Heritage

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