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Latitude: 51.5614 / 51°33'40"N
Longitude: -0.7073 / 0°42'26"W
OS Eastings: 489705
OS Northings: 185513
OS Grid: SU897855
Mapcode National: GBR D65.20B
Mapcode Global: VHDWK.P0FW
Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity
Listing Date: 25 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1117568
English Heritage Legacy ID: 40818
Location: Cookham, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Civil Parish: Cookham
Built-Up Area: High Wycombe
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Cookham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 8985 COOKHAM CHURCHGATE
14/3 Church of Holy Trinity
Parish Church. Dates from C12. Chancel, north chapel and north aisle, added early C13.
North arcade of nave, and south aisle added late C13, chancel arch reconstructed at that
time. Further altered in early C14. West tower added c1500, C17 and C18 repairs to
buttresses and walls. Restored in 1860. Part chalk, part flint with chalk diapering; tile
gabled roof. Chancel, 5-bay nave, 4-bay north aisle and 2-bay north chapel. 6-bay south
aisle and chapel. Tower: 3 stages with embattled parapet and diagonal buttress of 4
offsets at its western angles. An embattled stair turret in the north east angle rises above
the parapet. The west doorway has a 4-centred head within a square external label. Above
this is a window of 3 uncusped lights with 4-centred heads, also within a square
external head and label.
The ringing chamber has a west window of two 4-centred lights with square external
head and label. The bell chamber has similar windows on all 4 sides. Chancel: 2 round-
headed lancets to north and south, on the east wall a 3-light window with C19 tracery
in early C14 jambs. North chapel and north aisle: on the east a late C17 3-light window
with diamond leading. On the north side of the chapel, two Cl9 lancets, between them
a small C19 doorway. To right of these, 3 plain early C13 lancets with a blocked doorway
between the 2 westernmost, with a 2-centred head of 2 orders, the outer moulded and
supported by jamb shafts with stiff leaf capitals. Nave, north side: on left a Cl9 lancet,
and to the right of this a mid C12 round-headed window. A C19 lancet on the west side.
South Chapel: on the east a 3-light window with C19 tracery and a moulded rear arch
with shafted jambs of early C14. On the south wall at the right, a 2-light window with
a 2-centred head, pierced and foliated spandrel; C19 tracery. To the left of this, an early
C14 window with plain tracery under a 2-centred head. South aisle: 3 late C13 windows,
the 2 eastern are of 2 pointed, uncusped lights. The westernmost window is similar but
with the outer part of the heads continued to form an inclosing arch with pierced spandrel
forming a good example of early tracery. Between the western windows is the south doorway
with original jambs and rear arch in a C19 porch. There is a blocked second doorway at
the south east. In the west wall a single lancet. Interior: Chancel, 5-bay nave with early
C14 roof, with octagonal crown posts and straight braces to a collar purlin, and moulded
tie beams. 4-bay north aisle and 2-bay north chapel; 6-bay south aisle and chapel. The
aisle and chapel roofs are similar to the nave roof, but plastered at collar level. A 2-bay
arcade to north aisle with 2-centred arches of 2 hollow-chamfered orders, the outer having
stopped chamfers, semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals and bases, partly chalk,
part later stone. A 2-centre drop arch c1200 of single order with moulded angles and
nailhead ornament opens into the north chapel. The 4-bay south arcade is of chalk, with
arches of 2 chamfered orders, supported by octagonal columns and responds; a 2-bay arcade
with 2-centred arches of 2 hollow-chamfered orders and octagonal columns opens into the
south chapel. The chancel arch is 2-centred with 2, hollow-chamfered orders, labels on
both faces and semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals and bases. There are some
medieval floor tiles at the east end of the chancel. At the south east of the north chapel
is a C13 piscina with trefoil head, and a similar at the south east of the south chapel.
Monuments: Against the north wall of the chancel is a Purbeck marble table tomb with
a vaulted canopy, supported by twisted columns, on the slab of the table, an elaborate brass,
showing the tomb to be of Robert Peeke, clerk of the spicery to Henry VI, and his wife,
d.1517. In the north chapel, a tablet with small kneeling figures in white relief by Flaxman,
to Sir Isaac Pocock, drowned in the Thames 1810. On the south wall of the south chapel
an elaborate mural tablet with kneeling figures to Arthur Babham d.1560, surmounted by
an entablature, crowned by a shield of his arms.
V.C.H. Vol III p.17 et seq. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.122.
Listing NGR: SU8970585513
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