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Church of the Holy Trinity, Paulton

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 32855

OS Grid Reference: ST6499256575
OS Grid Coordinates: 364992, 156575
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3072, -2.5036

Location: Church Street, Paulton, Bath and North East Somerset BS39 7LG

Locality: Paulton
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS39 7LG

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Listing Text

ST 65 NW
1/3 Church of the Holy Trinity
G.V. II*
Anglican Parish Church. Dated 1757 and 1839, the latter by John Pinch.
Ashlar, freestone dressings, slate roof. West tower, nave, north and south
aisles, north porch, chancel, south chapel, north organ chamber. Square tower of
3 stages with set-back buttresses and full-height circular stair turret, first
stage has plinth, tudor-arch west door with heavy moulding and a good plank door
below a small ogee-headed window, (strings between stages also appear between
buttresses), second stage has quatrefoil to west, at third stage the buttresses
peter out with crocketted finials, each side has a 2-light pointed window below a
hoodmould with quatrefoil pierced tracery, then ogee quatrefoils, that to west
with date (clockwise 1757 seems most likely),then ogee frieze as corbel table
below quatrefoil pierced parapet with obelisk corner finials, tower stands at west
end of north aisle of church of 1831. Gabled nave has 3-light pointed, cusped
west window, buttressed aisles have 4 similar 2-light windows, one over south door
under label, one absent at site of gabled north porch with moulded, pointed arch
below date scroll, diagonal buttressed, gabled chancel has 3-light, pointed east
window as elsewhere, similar 2-lights to north and south gabled chapels.
Interior. 4-bay Perpendicular arcade, shafts on very thin piers, very rich,
small chancel with mock hammer beams with angels, nave roof of arch-braced queen
post construction with tracery spandrels. Fittings: octagonal font of C16?,
stone pulpit, perpendicular details as in local tradition, complete set of pews
with poppy heads. Monument: at west end of south aisle is a C14 chivalic figure
under hood with head stops. (Source: N. Pevsner : Buildings of England : North
Somerset and Bristol : ig58).

Listing NGR: ST6499256575

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Source: English Heritage

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