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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Cornforth, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7044 / 54°42'15"N

Longitude: -1.5165 / 1°30'59"W

OS Eastings: 431254

OS Northings: 534482

OS Grid: NZ312344

Mapcode National: GBR KGV1.HD

Mapcode Global: WHC54.P02V

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 9 January 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112222

Location: Cornforth, County Durham, DL17

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Cornforth

Built-Up Area: Cornforth

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Cornforth and FerryHill

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ 33 SW CORNFORTH THE GREEN
(West side)

7/16 Church of the
9/1/68 Holy Trinity

GV II

Parish church, 1867 by J.P. Pritchett. Polychrome brick with ashlar dressings;
blue and green slate roof with stone gable copings. Nave with south porch;
chancel with north vestry. Early English style. Gabled porch has double
boarded doors, with elaborate hinges on roll-moulded surround with shafts
with water-leaf capitals. Stone cross finial. Plate tracery in 2-light
windows of 4-bay nave, with buttress between 2 eastern bays. Set-back chancel
has 2 plainer windows, and large 3-light east window with plate tracery. All
windows have recessed chamfered surrounds, and dark brick arches with dark
impost string. Large 6-foil west window. Head-stopped dripmoulds to doors.
Buttresses, gabled to chancel. Small alteration to north-east buttresses -
insertion of pipe to allow clear sight-line from vestry to gates, for view of
arrival of funerals, it is said. Some renewal of bricks at east. Roof
steeply-pitched, with east gabled bellcote on nave; cross finials on gable
copings.

Interior painted brick, with painted ashlar dressings; arch-braced roof on
stone corbels; waggon roof in chancel. Roll-moulded chancel arch on square
pilasters with elaborately-carved capitals to shafts. Head-stops to dripmould
over vestry door; chamfered organ arch. All carving now painted in vivid
colours. Star of David symbol of Trinity in west window by L.C. Evetts.
Octagonal stone font with symbols of Evangelists carved in recessed panels.
Elaborately-carved altar with painted relief panels in Gothic style. Reredos
reconstituted and sculptures added to altar circa 1913 (brass plaque signed
Herbert Wauthie del., F. Osborne and Co. London).


Listing NGR: NZ3125434482

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