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Church of the Holy Trinity, Walton

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 267807

OS Grid Reference: ST4613536314
OS Grid Coordinates: 346135, 136314
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1236, -2.7710

Location: Main Street, Walton, Somerset BA16 9QX

Locality: Walton
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA16 9QX

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Listing Text


5/99 Church of The Holy Trinity
(previously listed as Walton
(Holy Trinity))


Anglican Parish Church. 1866 by John Norton with Rev. J. F. Turner; carved work by Seymour of Taunton. Squared rubble,
freestone dressings, many 2-stage buttresses with offsets, tile roofs with fishscale banding and crested ridges,
lean-to slate roof to aisle, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave with South porch, North aisle, chancel with
North vestry, tower abutting North-East end of aisle. Mannered Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles.
Three-stage tower, diagonal buttresses, lancets to bell-chamber, clock to North face, pyramidal slate roof added 1886
with weathervane. Three bay nave, 2 and 3-light windows, flowing tracery, labels, some with foliate stops, some with
stops carved as heads; 4-light West window, ball-flower decoration; the 2-bay chancel in conforming style, 2-light
windows, 3-light East window, priests door. Three bay aisle, 3-light windows with 4-centred heads. Lofty interior with
overpainted polychromatic banding executed in brick, tile and encaustic tile pavements. Wagon roof to nave; lean-to
roof on foliate corbels to aisle; collar-beam roof to chancel with cusped struts. Three-bay arcade to aisle with
4-shafted columns; chamfered chancel arch with ball-flower decoration. Recuabant C14 figure in aisle. Two Jacobean
chairs, an altar-table and a chest. C18 bench. Elaborate font with detached marble shafts the gift of the Thynne
family. Stone pulpit. Brass and wood altar rail; good altar table in Early English style. Three wall monuments, one in
brass. Bell of 1637. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; The Central Somerset Gazette,
May 5 1866: the Building News, 6th March, 1891).

Listing NGR: ST4613536314

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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