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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Morton Bagot, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2804 / 52°16'49"N

Longitude: -1.8363 / 1°50'10"W

OS Eastings: 411265

OS Northings: 264707

OS Grid: SP112647

Mapcode National: GBR 3JB.4JH

Mapcode Global: VH9ZX.4Y27

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305478

Location: Morton Bagot, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B80

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Morton Bagot

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Spernall, Morton Bagot, and Oldberrow

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

MORTON BAGOT
SP16SW
5/128 Church of the Holy Trinity
01/02/67

GV II*


Small church. Late C13; east wall and part of nave C15 south porch and turret
c.1600. Chancel of coursed squared limestone with some white stone and brown
stone buttresses. Nave north and south walls of regular coursed lias, partly
rendered; west wall of uncoursed limestone rubble. Timber framed porch has lath
and plaster infill; turret has close studding with jowled posts and,lath and
plaster infill. old tile roof; chancel has late C20 tile. Nave and chancel with
west bell turret and south porch. 2-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. Arched south door
and doorway with remains of hood mould. Open porch with jowled posts. Chancel
has C15 east window of 3 cinqfoiled lights. East angle and western buttresses.
Sable with C19 cross finial. North and south walls have late C13 eastern windows
of paired trefoiled lights. North wall has western trefoiled lancet. South wall
has unusual simple trefoiled lancet with narrow trefoil piercing above; blocked
lower part, possibly formerly a low-side window. Nave has north buttresses and
diagonal buttresses to west end. Blocked late C13 north door and 2-light
trefoiled window. Small lancet. South wall has 2 early C14 three-light windows
with cusped intersecting tracery. Renewed late C13 west window of 2 trefoiled
liqhts. Gabled turret with single openings. Interior: Chancel has C14
ogee-arched piscina with leaf-carved bowl in south wall. Common-rafter roof with
ashlar pieces. Two C15/C16 tie beans. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders has
simple imposts with incised simplified stiff leaf pattern. Nave walls plastered.
remains of piscina in south wall. Queen post roof with renewed tie beams, and
wind races; partly hidden by ceiling. Substantial truss supporting bell turret.
Fittings: Plain C13 octagonal font with simple mouldings to middle and top. C16
wood cover. C19 altar rails with traceried panels from a C15 oak screen. In
chancel a C15 carved oak prayer desk with poppy heads and openwork panels,
brought in from the Catholic chapel on the Profumo estate at Avon Dassett. An
Interesting example of a small, little-altered medieval church. Forms part of a
group with Church Farmhouse (q.v.) and barn range (q.v.). and barn and shelter
sheds (q.v.) at Church Farm.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol. III, p.133; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
p.358).


Listing NGR: SP1126564707

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