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Description: Church of Holy Trinity and St Oswald
Date Listed: 11 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 334765
OS Grid Reference: SK6695399138
OS Grid Coordinates: 466953, 399138
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4847, -0.9925
SK69NE FINNINGLEY RECTORY LANE
8/64 Church of the Holy
- Trinity and St. Oswald
Church. Late C11, C12, C14 and C15; restored 1885 by C. Hodgson Fowler.
Rubble stone, Welsh slate roof. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch and
north aisle; 3-bay chancel. Tower: late Cll; 3 stages. Quoins, chamfered
plinth; west side has round-headed and rectangular slit windows. String
course beneath louvred belfry openings of 2 round-headed lights divided by
shafts with block capitals set in round-arched recesses. Offset string
course beneath embattled ashlar parapet. Nave: plinth, quoins. Gabled C19
south porch with wooden Tudor-arched entrance and inner side walls
incorporating medieval cross slabs. Unrestored C12 south door with shafted
jambs, damaged carved capitals and roll-moulded arch with hoodmould. On left
of porch is a restored, square-headed 1-light Perpendicular window; on right
are 2 restored 2-light windows with ogee lights and square heads. C15 north
aisle, unrestored and of larger rabble: lower quoins of blocked north door;
square-headed windows of 2 and 3 cusped lights in hollow-chamfered surrounds;
string course with gargoyle beneath parapet with moulded copings. Chancel:
early C14; small priests' door with chamfered, pointed arch and hoodmould;
two, pointed 2-light windows on right have quatrefoils and hoodmoulds.
Offset diagonal buttresses flank cusped 3-light east window with wheel-
traceried heady east gable copings with cross. North chancel window as
south; continuation of aisle has plain square-headed 3-light window and
Tudor-arched 3-light window with hoodmould.
Interior: low C12 tower arch with chamfer, impost band and hoodmould. North
arcade has octagonal piers with moulded capitals to double-chamfered arches;
round-arched head to blocked north door. Outstanding nave roof of 5 bays
with arch braces rising from short posts to moulded tie beans having rosettes
in the mould and bosses beneath king posts; carved quadrant braces from tie
beams to king pasts have carved rosettes and cusping; brattished wall plate,
butt purlins with hollow-chamfered arrises, longitudinal braces from king
post to ridge. Chancel arch: and trefoiled responds to a cavetto-moulded,
pointed arch with hoodmould; string course runs around east end and forms
hoodmould to 3-seat sedilia, piscina recess and priests' door. Chancel roof:
moulding to arch-braced principal rafters with braces to ridge from spandrel
pieces; various repainted floral bosses; masks on the wallplates. Font:
plain round tub on 2-step plinth; Jacobean wooden cover. Pulpit: hexagonal;
oak-panelled with moulded cornice and date '1604/Thomas Partrik'. Monuments:
on north aisle wall in ogee recess to John Harvey (d.1835) below it a brass
records the restoration of 1885. Marble wall monument to north of chancel
east window to Edmund Harvey (d.1823: erected 1828 by John Harvey) has cherub
beneath corniced panel with side scrolls and cartouche over.
Listing NGR: SK6695299137
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