Description: Holy Trinity Church
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285686
OS Grid Reference: TM4300067777
OS Grid Coordinates: 643000, 267777
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2545, 1.5589
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TM 46 NW MIDDLETON THE STREET
6/91 Holy Trinity
7.12.66 (Previously listed
II* under Middleton)
Parish church. Medieval, restored mid C19, considerably damaged
by fire 1955. Nave and chancel (under one roof), west tower,
south porch. Random flint rubble, the nave and chancel mostly
re-faced mid C20; plaintiled roof. C15 square tower, 4 stages
and crenellated parapet, diagonal buttresses to west face only;
flushwork to buttresses and parapet; 2-light west window with Y
tracery, probably C19; 2-light bell chamber openings with simple
wooden tracery; recessed needle spire clad with lead. Nave with
2 3-light C15 windows, other windows C19 restorations or renewals
in C15 style; good C12 south doorway with 2 orders of colonnettes,
scalloped capitals, and arch with roll and chevron moulding,
stoup to right hand side; mid C18 porch with crenellated parapet.
Chancel with good 4-light east window of c.1300, with re-used C12
billets round arch head; other windows and Priest's doorway C19
restorations or renewals. Splay of north west chancel window
with C12 engaged shafting and re-used chevron moulding to pointed
arch head; south west chancel window has smaller remains of C12
engaged shafting. C15 carved octagonal font with inscription to
base; nave north wall with part of C15 fresco of St. Christopher
and Royal Arms of George III in iron. 2 nave window splays with
niches, one trefoil-headed; altered C12 angle piscina in south
chancel. North chancel with wall monument to Rev. Thomas Meadows
(d.1742); on either side are 2 smaller monuments to his wives.
Portrait brass to Anthony Pettow (d.1610), now re-mounted at west
end of nave. Graded II* for surviving medieval work.
Listing NGR: TM4300067777
Source: English Heritage
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