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Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Morecambe

Description: Parish Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 April 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 391815

OS Grid Reference: SD4398464637
OS Grid Coordinates: 343984, 464637
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0746, -2.8576

Location: Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA4 5JR

Locality: Morecambe
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA4 5JR

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Listing Text

MORECAMBE AND HEYSHAM

SD4364 CHURCH STREET, Morecambe
939-1/5/31 Parish Church of The Holy Trinity
06/04/79

GV II

Church. 1841 by Edmund Sharpe, with south aisle added 1866.
Squared coursed sandstone with green slate roof.
Comprises a west tower, nave, south aisle, and lower chancel.
On the north side is a transept, with a lower vestry in the
angle with the chancel. In the angle between the main church
and the chancel on the south side is a short gabled projection
and a lean-to porch.
The tower is of 3 storeys with clasping buttresses and corner
pinnacles and has a pointed west doorway. Above are 3 narrow
lancets. There are clock faces on the west and south sides.
The bell openings are triple stepped lancets, with the
parapets rising in a triangle above.
The north wall of the nave is of 6 bays separated by
buttresses and has paired lancets. The south wall is of 7 bays
separated by buttresses and has windows of 2 pointed lights
with foiled circles over, with the parapet rising as a coping
to form a gable over each window. The east window is of 5
lancet lights with the tall central light flanked by foiled
circles.
The interior has exposed bolted queen post trusses ceiled at
collar level, the south wallplate carried on a 7-bay arcade of
slender timber octaonal columns with caps and bases and with
curved braces rising to the plate. The west gallery has a
panelled front and an organ which appears to have a C20 casing
with re-set Royal arms. The chancel, which may be of a later
date than the nave, has a pointed sandstone arch flanked by
narrower arches, and an open timber roof with collars and
arch-braced tie beams.
(178; Bingham R K: Lost Resort?: 99).


Listing NGR: SD4398464637

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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