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Church of the Holy Trinity, Newton St Loe

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32548

OS Grid Reference: ST7011264878
OS Grid Coordinates: 370112, 164878
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3822, -2.4308

Location: Newton St Loe, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 9BU

Locality: Newton St Loe
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 9BU

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Listing Text


8/141 Church of the Holy Trinity
Parish Church. C14, altered in C15 (tower) and subsequently; restored with
addition of north aisle in 1857 by C.E. Davis of Bath. Consists of west
tower, nave, north aisle and north porch, south aisle and south porch, chancel
and north organ chamber. Rubble, and coursed rubble with freestone dressings,
stone slate roof with coped raised verges. Perpendicular style West tower, of
3 stages with diagonal buttresses, ashlar embattled parapet and panelled
pinnacles; 3- and 2-light bell chamber windows with stone louvres; 3-light
Perpendicular style west window under a moulded hoodmould with pentagonal stops;
stair to north-east, square to lower part and polygonal above. South aisle.
Blocked west window; 3 heavily restored Decorated style windows in double
chamfered arches; squat buttresses. Gabled and projecting south porch with
2-light windows to the sides, under ogee heads; double chamfered outer arch.
Chancel. Rebuilt 1857; 2-light Decorated style windows and 3-light C19 east
window with reticulated tracery; squat buttresses. North aisle of 1857 has
plain ashlar parapet and crocketted pinnacles; 3 Decorated style windows;
Norman style doorway to crypt at west end; gabled north porch with tall outer
archway. South door in ogee-headed surround with ball flower ornament,
restored hoodmould with head stops; decorative ironwork on the door.
Interior. Tower arch is double chamfered with half columns and polygonal
capitals. North arcade of 4 bays with octagonal piers. C14 south arcade of
4 large and one small bay at the east: piers of 4 half columns and shafts,
forming a broad quatrefoil on plan; moulded capitals with ball flower
decoration and double chamfered arches. Chancel and roofs of 1857. Font is
C19, in an early Gothic style: ashlar, circular bowl with stiff-leaf to
underside, cylindrical stem. Pulpit, screen and pews, also 1857, enriched with
tracery. Monuments. South aisle. Early C18 Royal Arms. Joseph Langton,
died 1701, a very fine monument worthy of James Gibbs (Pevsner), marble,
Corinthian columns and central pilaster support on entablature and segmental
pediment with putti and urns, gadrooned bases on seraph's heads and full
armorial bearings; surrounding the vault are cast iron railings with ball and
spear finials. Many other C18 and early C19 marble plaques, especially: Ann
Cobb, died 1749, urn on a bracketted cornice, by Hoare; Abel Moysey, died
1780, of coloured marbles, a weeping woman by an urn. (N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST7011264878

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Source: English Heritage

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