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Church of Holy Trinity, Buildwas

Description: Church of Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 258792

OS Grid Reference: SJ6369104758
OS Grid Coordinates: 363691, 304758
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6393, -2.5380

Location: B4380, Buildwas, Shropshire TF8 7DA

Locality: Buildwas
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF8 7DA

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Listing Text

SJ 60 SW
5/10 Church of Holy Trinity
Parish church. Medieval orgins, re-built 1720, restored 1864. Regularly
coursed gritstone with chamfered plinth, ashlar dressings; machine tile
roofs with coped verges. Nave, chancel, west belfry, south porch and
north vestry. Nave: in 2 bays; round-headed windows with raised keystones
and imposts and later Y-tracery, one in centre on north, one to west wall
and one on south to east of gabled stone porch, which has a moulded
pointed arch with rose boss to apex and a cast-iron plate above recording
the re-building of the church in 1720; late C19 timber framed belfry
with steep pyramidal roof and brass weathercock. Chancel: 2 bays with
angle buttresses; 2-light Gothic-style windows (c.1864) flank pointed
chamfered doorway on south; east window of 3 lights in similar style and
gabled vestry on north at junction with nave. Interior: pointed south
doorway has a C18 door of 7 vertical planks; contemporary west gallery
with turned balusters supported on 2 wooden posts; 2-bay king-post roof
to nave and 2-bay hammer-beam roof to chancel, both c.1864; pointed chancel
arch also of this date and late C19 stained glass in east window;
pews c.1864; richly carved C17 Puipit and small mid-C19 octagonal font
with carved quatrefoils and slender stem. Monuments: wall memorials to
Humphrey Wheeler (died 1739), nave north side, and John Clarke (died 1717),
nave south side, with a brass plate to Mary Boycott (died 1656) on
south wall of nave; a board (dated 1857), recording benefactions to
parish, hangs on west wall. In the medieval period the church was a
possession of nearby Buildwas Abbey (q.v.). B.o.E. Pp.87-8; D.H.S. Cranage,
The Churches of Shropshire, Part 7 (1905) P.564.

Listing NGR: SJ6369104758

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Source: English Heritage

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