Description: Holy Trinity Church
Date Listed: 25 August 1999
English Heritage Building ID: 476996
OS Grid Reference: TQ4947926496
OS Grid Coordinates: 549479, 126496
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0184, 0.1298
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TQ 42 NE BUXTED CHILLES LANE
(East, off), High Hurstwood
Holy Trinity Church
Church. 1870-71, principal benefactress Lady Catherine Vernon-Harcourt; clock tower 1903; vestry 1935. Coursed, tooled, stone with ashlar bands and dressings, upper part of clock tower timber-framed with pebble-dash infill; plain tile roof with decorative bands. 3-bay nave with north aisle, south-west porch raised as clock-tower, large gabled south-east window, and gabled bell-cote at east end. Apsidal chancel with north vestry. Large vestry addition to west end. In early English style, having: chamfered plinth; offset butresses; stepped roll-moulded sill-string; chancel impost band; pointed-arched doors and windows, those of nave with hoodmoulds and the principal nave windows having plate-tracery; ashlar coping to verges; metal rainwater pipes with decorative, dated, hoppers. Nave: large west window and gable chimney. South side: 3-stage porch/clock tower has angle butresses; hollow-moulded entrance with large lantern over; two chamfered windows above; a clock face and louvres to 3 sides of upper stage; and pyramidal roof with vents and decorative ridge tiles. Inner door, up 4 stone steps, has double board door with decorative strap hinges and nail-head decoration to corbelled arch of moulded architrave. Bellcote has 2 bells in pointed-arched openings with attached columns and quatrefoil over and Celtic cross finial. North side has Caernarvon-arched door and windows. Chancel: six chamfered lancet windows; decorative iron cross. Interior: 2-bay aisle arcade; corbelled dwarf columns support chancel arch. Nave roof has collared scissor-braced trusses with corbels to rafter supports; ribbed, decoratively-painted, chancel vault. Elaborate stone reredos with 3 tessellated niches; decorative iron balusters to altar rail; glazed and encaustic tiles to sanctuary steps. Octagonal font. Bench pews, the easternmost having panelled front and top-rail pierced with quatrefoils.
A good-quality rural church of 1870.
Leaflet, Holy Trinity Church, High Hurstwood.
Listing NGR: TQ4947926496
Source: English Heritage
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