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Parish Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade I Listed Building in Elsworth, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2546 / 52°15'16"N

Longitude: -0.0697 / 0°4'11"W

OS Eastings: 531854

OS Northings: 263578

OS Grid: TL318635

Mapcode National: GBR K54.M5Q

Mapcode Global: VHGMB.QLZH

Plus Code: 9C4X7W3J+R4

Entry Name: Parish Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50955

Location: Elsworth, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Elsworth

Built-Up Area: Elsworth

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Elsworth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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12/46 Parish Church
31.8.62 of Holy Trinity


Parish church. Early C14 with C13 chancel arch and late
medieval South porch. Roofs rebuilt in C16 and C17.
Restoration 1876-7 and north aisle and part of north chancel
wall rebuilt in 1891-2 by W.M. Fawcett. Limestone and pebble
rubble partly rendered with limestone dressings. Lead roofs.
south elevation; west tower of two stages, embattled parapet,
moulded plinth band continuous around angle buttresses of three
stages rising to crocketed pinnacles, projecting semi octagonal
stair turret in south-east angle with pyramidal stone capping;
belfry window of two ogee-trefoiled-lights with quatrefoil in
head. South aisle and nave with moulded cornice. Clerestorey
with four restored quatrefoil-lights, three bay buttressed south
aisle with continuous band below windows raised above south
doorway, two windows of three-lights with net tracery and mask
stops to labels. South doorway of two continuous wave-moulded
orders; south porch of two chamfered orders rising from moulded
jambs with attached shafts and moulded caps, niche and sundial
dated 1628 above. Chancel of three bays. 'Low side' window
sealed from interior with original iron hooks and bars,
four-light cinquefoil window in flat arch above and two
three-light windows with net tracery, walls raised for new
roof. Interior. Nave arcade of four bays with arches of two
wave-moulded orders with filleted quatrefoil piers and rolls
between moulded caps and bases. Tower arch of three
wave-moulded orders, the inner rising from semi octagonal
responds, evidence for vaulted tower ceiling. Chancel arch of
two hollow-chamfered orders rising from short triple shafts on
corbels with moulded caps. Double piscina with two, trefoiled
arches and two drains possibly earlier and sedilia with
trefoiled ogee heads; also piscina in north and south aisles.
Roofs of nave aisles and chancel C16 or C17 of eight bays and
five bays with plain chamfered timbers, eleven carved figures in
C19 nave roof of six bays with stencilled decoration. Octagonal
early C14 font with moulded base. For monuments and floor slabs
see R.C.H.M. Pulpit late medieval restored. Pews in north and
south aisles restored with carved poppy heads. Stalls in
chancel C16 and earlier, backed by linen fold panelling.
Reredos used as partition wall to vestry in north aisle;
pedimented centre piece with paired Ionic columns installed by
Elizabeth Holworthy c.1750 (William Cole). Communion rails C18.
R.C.H.M. West Cambs p.83, mon.1
Pevsner. Buildings of England p.336
Evans, E. The Church and Village of Elsworth 1981

Listing NGR: TL3185463578

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