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Church of the Holy Trinity, Morton Bagot

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305478

OS Grid Reference: SP1126564707
OS Grid Coordinates: 411265, 264707
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2804, -1.8363

Location: Morton Bagot, Warwickshire B80 7EJ

Locality: Morton Bagot
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B80 7EJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site, 80m South East of Church Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

5/128 Church of the Holy Trinity


Small church. Late C13; east wall and part of nave C15 south porch and turret
c.1600. Chancel of coursed squared limestone with some white stone and brown
stone buttresses. Nave north and south walls of regular coursed lias, partly
rendered; west wall of uncoursed limestone rubble. Timber framed porch has lath
and plaster infill; turret has close studding with jowled posts and,lath and
plaster infill. old tile roof; chancel has late C20 tile. Nave and chancel with
west bell turret and south porch. 2-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. Arched south door
and doorway with remains of hood mould. Open porch with jowled posts. Chancel
has C15 east window of 3 cinqfoiled lights. East angle and western buttresses.
Sable with C19 cross finial. North and south walls have late C13 eastern windows
of paired trefoiled lights. North wall has western trefoiled lancet. South wall
has unusual simple trefoiled lancet with narrow trefoil piercing above; blocked
lower part, possibly formerly a low-side window. Nave has north buttresses and
diagonal buttresses to west end. Blocked late C13 north door and 2-light
trefoiled window. Small lancet. South wall has 2 early C14 three-light windows
with cusped intersecting tracery. Renewed late C13 west window of 2 trefoiled
liqhts. Gabled turret with single openings. Interior: Chancel has C14
ogee-arched piscina with leaf-carved bowl in south wall. Common-rafter roof with
ashlar pieces. Two C15/C16 tie beans. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders has
simple imposts with incised simplified stiff leaf pattern. Nave walls plastered.
remains of piscina in south wall. Queen post roof with renewed tie beams, and
wind races; partly hidden by ceiling. Substantial truss supporting bell turret.
Fittings: Plain C13 octagonal font with simple mouldings to middle and top. C16
wood cover. C19 altar rails with traceried panels from a C15 oak screen. In
chancel a C15 carved oak prayer desk with poppy heads and openwork panels,
brought in from the Catholic chapel on the Profumo estate at Avon Dassett. An
Interesting example of a small, little-altered medieval church. Forms part of a
group with Church Farmhouse (q.v.) and barn range (q.v.). and barn and shelter
sheds (q.v.) at Church Farm.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol. III, p.133; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,

Listing NGR: SP1126564707

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Source: English Heritage

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