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Former Church of the Holy Trinity (Now Known As Old Trinity Church)

A Grade II Listed Building in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.575 / 51°34'30"N

Longitude: -0.7768 / 0°46'36"W

OS Eastings: 484863

OS Northings: 186946

OS Grid: SU848869

Mapcode National: GBR D5W.8F6

Mapcode Global: VHDWB.HN6Z

Entry Name: Former Church of the Holy Trinity (Now Known As Old Trinity Church)

Listing Date: 31 January 1974

Last Amended: 2 August 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410971

Location: Marlow, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, SL7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Marlow

Built-Up Area: Marlow

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

826/1/170 TRINITY ROAD
31-JAN-1974 Former Church of the Holy Trinity (now
known as Old Trinity Church)

(Formerly listed as:

Anglican church, converted to offices in the late C20. Sited close to the centre of Marlow, associated with a large churchyard. Built in 1852 to the designs of Sir George Gilbert Scott. Decorated Gothic style.

MATERIALS: Knapped flint with freestone dressings, tiled roof. West end bell turret with lead base and shingled spirelet, timber-framed porch.

PLAN: Original plan (judged from exterior access only) of chancel, nave, north aisle, lean-to north east chapel with lean-to north east vestry, south west porch.

EXTERIOR: Largely unaltered. The chancel is buttressed with a four-light Decorated style east window. The north aisle has two-light Decorated style windows with carved dripstone terminals. Former north porch probably removed (gable scar on wall) but moulded inner doorway survives. Two and three-light Decorated style windows to the nave. Good, large, timber-framed south west porch with cusped bargeboards, trefoil-headed fenestration and benches. Moulded inner doorway with carved heads to the dripstone terminals. South east priest's door in shallow lean-to porch flanked by buttresses with a cusped arch. Pretty west end bell turret with trefoil-headed openings below shingled spire with sprocketted eaves.

Limited inspection of interior, north aisle has inserted ceiling and has been converted to offices. Information from High Wycombe Planning Department indicates a mezzanine floor. The open roof, stained glass and painted and stencilled decoration have survived (information from office staff).

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: An externally well preserved work by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, a leading architect of the Victorian Gothic Revival, which makes an important contribution to the townscape of central Marlow.

SOURCES: Pevsner, Buckinghamshire, 1960, 198.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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