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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Matfen, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0403 / 55°2'25"N

Longitude: -1.9537 / 1°57'13"W

OS Eastings: 403058

OS Northings: 571755

OS Grid: NZ030717

Mapcode National: GBR GBS4.TZ

Mapcode Global: WHB21.YKVW

Plus Code: 9C7W22RW+4G

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 28 April 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042782

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238664

Location: Matfen, Northumberland, NE20

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Matfen

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Matfen Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Parish church. 1841-2, tower and spire added 1853-4. By and for Sir Edward
Blackett. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Early English style.

West tower and spire, nave, chancel and vestry.

West doorway has studded door with decorative ironwork in surround with 2
orders of columns. 3-stage tower with angle buttresses, lancets on 1st floor
and triple, shafted lancets on 2nd floor, the outer lights blind. Tall broach
spire with lucarnes and elaborate vane. South side of tower has outside stone
stairs, with solid stone balustrade, leading to bell-ringers' chamber.

4-bay nave has lancets with double-chamfered surrounds set in shallow recesses
with close-set moulded brackets below the eaves. Buttreses between windows.
Rose window in east gable.

Small 2-bay chancel has priest's door with shouldered lintel; lancet windows.
East window of three stepped lancets.

Gabled roof with overlapping coping.

Interior: set in chancel wall, four C17 alabaster Baroque panels showing
scenes from the nativity; said to be Dutch and of very high quality.
Naturalistic wood eagle lectern. Gothic wood pulpit and brass communion rail.
Northumberland Record Office (34) ZBL 265.

Listing NGR: NZ0305871755

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