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Church of the Holy Trinity, Elsecar

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 333875

OS Grid Reference: SE3868200220
OS Grid Coordinates: 438682, 400220
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4973, -1.4184

Location: Church Street, Barnsley S73 0SG

Locality: Elsecar
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S73 0SG

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Listing Text

SE30SE (north side),

2/3 Church of the
Holy Trinity
23.4.74 (formerly listed as
Holy Trinity Church
and as on Wath Road)
- II
Church. 1841-43, vestry and addition 1871. Patron the 5th Earl Fitzwilliam.
Coursed, dressed and ashlar sandstone, Welsh slate roof. Orientated north-south,
ritual orientation used here. Tower, 5-bay nave, apsidal chancel with north vestry.
Early English Gothic Revival style. Tower: 2 stages. Clasping buttresses with
corner shafts and gablets rise as octagonal turrets with pinnacles. South door with
shafts to deeply-moulded arch and hoodmould; lancet window over has hoodmould;
clock above in chamfered, square recess. Belfry stage has triple lancet, central
lancet louvred, outer ones blind, continuous hoodmould. Recessed octagonal spire
with lucarnes and weathervane. Nave: chamfered plinth; clasping octagonal end
buttresses with corner shafts to ashlar pinnacles. Offset, gabled buttresses between
lancet-windowed bays, hoodmoulds with head-carved stops. Oversailing course beneath
coped parapet. Gable copings with quatrefoil-panelled plinth at eastern apex.
Chancel: lower semi-octagonal apse with smaller buttresses between bays as nave.

Interior: porch beneath tower has stone stair to ringing chamber with iron handrail.
2 trefoil-headed doorways into nave. West gallery set on arcade of cast-iron
stanchions and trefoil-headed ashlar arches, ashlar parapet pierced by quatrefoils.
Decorative roof trusses with arch braces rising from carved-head corbels to pendant
bosses; cusped panels subdivide trusses. Octagonal Gothic Revival font.
C20 chancel fittings.

Listing NGR: SE3868200220

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Source: English Heritage

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