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Church of Holy Trinity and St George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3281 / 54°19'41"N

Longitude: -2.7436 / 2°44'37"W

OS Eastings: 351735

OS Northings: 492761

OS Grid: SD517927

Mapcode National: GBR 9L8D.T7

Mapcode Global: WH82W.TGPV

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity and St George

Listing Date: 30 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75467

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal St George

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:-

SD 5192 NE KENDAL

8/124 NEW ROAD
(North side)
Church of Holy Trinity
& St George

II
The grade shall be amended to read II* (star)

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SD 5192 NE KENDAL NEW ROAD
(North side)

8/124 Church of Holy
Trinity & St George

II

Roman Catholic church. 1835 by George Webster; sculpture by Thomas Duckett.
Opened for service 1837. Orientated south-east/north-west with altar at latter
end; description applies liturgical orientation with altar at east end. Front:
Hammer-dressed ashlar on chamfered plinth with chamfered strings; stepped
buttress to each corner, and octagonal buttress to either side of projecting
central bay, all terminating in pinnacles. Castellated parapet and apex cross.
Sides: Hammer-dressed limestone blocks on chamfered plinth. Rear: Slobbered
rubble. Graduated slate roofs; corbelled eaves. 6-bay aisleless nave with
porch projecting to west and chancel to east. Early English exterior.
Front: Stone steps up to studded, plank door with pointed
head under hoodmould: 3 stepped lancets above and single lancet in
bay to either side. Statue of st George and Dragon in gable niche.
6 lancets under hoodmould on south return; shorter eastern one has door with
pointed head below. 3 stepped lancets to chancel with single lancet in bay to
either side. Interior: Enclosed porch under western gallery/organ loft, with
panelled front, supported on arcade of 4-centred arches carried between slender,
clustered columns. High altar in splayed recess with crocketed hoodmould to
pointed head; columns to reveals carry soffit ribs with panelling between.
Life-size statue in niche on either side set within crocketed gabled surround;
left-hand statue Ecce Homo, right-hand St George (after Donatello). 5 roof
trusses have wooden brackets, on corbels, supporting tie-beam with pierced
trefoil-headed arcade infill above. Cast-iron chancel rail with pierced
trefoil-headed panels; octagonal wooden pulpit with carved panels in front of
rail to left. Octagonal stone font in pierced wooden enclosure on north side
under gallery. Small octagonal marble Holy-water stoup, on wooden plinth to
either side of entrance, signed by Sylvester Mooney; one dated 1836 and the
other 1837. Good late C19/early C20 stained glass; some re-used C17 (Flemish?)
stained glass panels in porch windows.


Listing NGR: SD5173592761

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