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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade I Listed Building in Burrington, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3307 / 51°19'50"N

Longitude: -2.7497 / 2°44'58"W

OS Eastings: 347864

OS Northings: 159333

OS Grid: ST478593

Mapcode National: GBR JJ.WF18

Mapcode Global: VH894.9T68

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33913

Location: Burrington, North Somerset, BS40

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Burrington

Built-Up Area: Burrington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


9/45 Church of Holy Trinity
G.V. I

Anglican parish church. C15, restored 1884. Coursed rubble, freestone and
ashlar dressings, lead roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower, north and south aisles,
south porch. 2 stage west tower with diagonal buttresses moulded string courses,
south east corner polygonal stair turret and embattled parapet with cruciform
arrow-slits. West facade has C15 opening with C19 tracery to lst stage and bell
stage has simple 2-light openings under pointed heads. C19 sundial on south
facade. South aisle has four C15 window openings with 3-light cusped C19
Perpendicular style tracery and carved head stops. Offset aisle buttresses,
moulded plinth and eaves cornice, triangular trefoil pierced openwork parapet with
crocketted pinnacles developing from buttresses and, at their bases, fine animal
gargoyles. North aisle has 5 Tudor-arched windows of plain 3-light tracery with
some C19 renewal and north door with chamfered paterae jambs and C15 plank door
with elaborate wooden tracery overlaid at head of arch. Similar parapet with
fine gargoyles and octagonal rood stair turret with pyramidal cap rising from
crocketted and tracery panelled drum. Chancel east window has C19 tracery set
within a C15 opening. South porch has similar buttressing and parapet as aisles
but with a simple triple chamfered pointed headed entrance arch and above, a
2-light window under a Tudor arch with face stops to former parvise which has a
stair turret at the west corner. Complexly moulded south doorway with C19 plank
and batten door. Compartmented roof with moulded ribs on corbels to former
parvise. Interior. 4-bay nave arcades of 4 clustered shafts to each pier with
tight foliage capitals on south side only; simple single chamfered arches.
Triple chamfered tower arch with moulded projecting imposts. Wagon roof to nave
with carved bosses. Single chamfer chancel arch with a carving of man holding
the lost rood screen to the right hand. C19 coved barrel roof to chancel and
cinquefoil-headed piscina on south wall next to mutilated carving of Christ with
censing angels. Aisle roofs carried on angel imposts and long wall shafts; fine
ridge bosses. Fittings. Pews and screens in end bays of aisles erected 1913.
C19 Perpendicular style pulpit, font and reredos. Royal coat of arms above tower
arch, also 2 flags or colours of East Mendip Legion (raised in 1803). Fine set
of late C19 stained glass. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North
Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4786559338

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