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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7111 / 51°42'39"N

Longitude: -1.9636 / 1°57'48"W

OS Eastings: 402611

OS Northings: 201372

OS Grid: SP026013

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.NCH

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.X894

Plus Code: 9C3WP26P+CH

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 23 July 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025128

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365468

ID on this website: 101025128

Location: Trinity Church, Watermoor, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/6/330 (South West side)
23/07/71 Church of the Holy Trinity


Church. 1847-1851, windows enlarged by Scott 1878. By Sir
George Gilbert Scott. Rock-faced limestone with ashlar
dressings; stone slate roofs with coped verges.
2-bay aisled chancel with south vestry, 4-bay aisled nave,
north-west tower with spire.
Chancel: east gable wall with angle buttresses with offsets
has 3 lancet windows linked by continuous hoodmould with
carved stops; north wall has 2-light lancet window; south wall
has 2-light pointed window with geometrical tracery and
North chancel aisle: east gable wall has circular window in
moulded stone surround with tracery of 3 quatrefoils, angle
buttresses with offsets, gabled north-east porch in angle of
chancel and aisle has single-light window with hoodmould to
east wall, small plank door in shouldered chamfered stone
surround to north; north wall of north chancel aisle has
2-light pointed window with geometrical tracery and hoodmould,
attached to west is porch with hipped roof and plank door in
shouldered chamfered stone surround.
South chancel aisle: east gable wall has pointed window with 3
graduated lights and hoodmould, angle buttresses with offsets,
vestry attached to south has lancet window with hoodmould to
east and 2 pairs of lancets with hoodmoulds to south, cusped
circular window and plank door with hoodmould to west wall,
ashlar squinch passage in angle with south nave aisle.
North nave aisle: to north wall two 2-light pointed windows
with geometrical tracery and hoodmoulds, gabled porch with
buttresses with offsets has pointed doorway with paired shafts
and moulded with late C20 iron gates.
South nave aisle: to south wall three 2-light pointed windows
with plate tracery and hoodmoulds, south doorway in gabled
projection has pointed moulded hood on triple shafts with leaf
capitals, boarded door with decorative ironwork; west wall has
3-light pointed window with geometrical tracery and hoodmould,
angle buttresses with offsets.
Nave: west wall has 4-light pointed window with geometrical
tracery and hoodmould.
North-west tower: has angle and intermediate buttresses with
offsets, stair turret to north-east angle, 2 lancet windows to
north wall and 4 lancet windows to west wall, pairs of 2-light
pointed windows with plate tracery and stone louvres to each
face to bell-chamber; ball-flower frieze with gargoyles and
parapet with moulded coping; broach spire with 2-light
openings in gabled dormers to each face.
INTERIOR: chancel has single pointed moulded arches to north
and south aisles, small pointed doorway to north, doorway with
4-centred arch head to south. Chancel arch pointed with
moulded head on carved corbels. Sanctuary has carved, painted
and gilded reredos by Scott, 1881, piscina and 3 sedilia to
south; brass and oak communion rails, oak choir stalls. Organ
in north chancel aisle; communion table with carved and gilded
timber reredos to south chancel aisle.
Nave has arcade of pointed arches on round and octagonal piers
with carved capitals; octagonal stone pulpit to north-west of
chancel arch with quatrefoil decoration and openwork panels to
sides; font to west end of north nave aisle quatrefoil plan on
4 grouped marble piers with elaborate cusped and pinnacled
brass cover; softwood pews. 8-bay nave roof with king-post
trusses lit by 2 dormers to each side.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P.171; Verey D: Cotswold Churches:
London: 1976-: PP 76 & 77).

Listing NGR: SP0261101372

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