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Church of the Holy Trinity, Chilton Trinity

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 268881

OS Grid Reference: ST2964639170
OS Grid Coordinates: 329646, 139170
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1475, -3.0072

Location: 6 Archstone Avenue, Chilton Trinity, Somerset TA5 2BL

Locality: Chilton Trinity
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 2BL

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Listing Text


8/34 Church of the Holy Trinity
(formerly listed as Chilton
Trinity Church)


Parish church. Established C13, earliest recorded incumbent of 1309,
rebuilt C15, C19 restoration. Blue lias and red sandstone rubble,
freestone dressings, double Roman tile roof. Perpendicular. Nave with a
South porch, chancel, West tower. Embattled 3-stage tower, diagonal
buttresses, prominent gargoyles, stair turret; single 2-light bell
chamber windows; 3-light West window, ribbed and studded West door; both
with labels with carved head stops. Two bay nave, 2 bay chancel,
predominantly 2-light windows, each light with a foiled head, foliated
spandrels to both the inside and the outside, simple leaded lights, some
with C18 iron casements; 3-light East window. The mouldings to the
pointed arch door opening of the South porch and the tower arch are
characteristically C15, the latter shafted; simple 4-centred arch South
door opening, C15 ribbed and studded door. The chancel arch much
mutilated but with the remains of some keel mouldings. C19 wagon roofs
to nave and chancel, the latter unceiled; C15 ringing-chamber floor to
tower, Lower entrance to rood loft evident; piscina to chancel with a
foiled head. Interior with C19 fittings including pews, lectern, organ
and altar rail; C15 octagonal font with a Jacobean cover; Jacobean
pulpit; small table, splatt- back chair and 2 coffin stools of C18;
tablets to Gilbert Marshall of 1787, Susanna Graham of 1785. The church
was served by the Hospital of St John, Bridgwater from 1219. (Pevsner,
Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST2964639170

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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