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Parish Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wickwar, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5985 / 51°35'54"N

Longitude: -2.4006 / 2°24'2"W

OS Eastings: 372348

OS Northings: 188921

OS Grid: ST723889

Mapcode National: GBR JZ.BJW1

Mapcode Global: VH95M.B2RY

Entry Name: Parish Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 3 March 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34773

Location: Wickwar, South Gloucestershire, GL12

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Wickwar

Built-Up Area: Wickwar

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Wickwar Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


9/150 Parish Church of the Holy
3.3.61 Trinity

Parish Church (Anglican). C12, extensively remodelled C14 and C15 and restored
c.1881 by W.L. Bernard. West tower; nave; north aisle and north chapel;
south porch; chancel. Coursed rubble with freestone dressings, ashlar tower;
tiled roof behind embattled parapets to nave and north aisle. West tower: C14,
3 stages with diagonal buttresses which have attached pinnacles on the off-sets;
panelled embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles and gargoyles; polygonal
stair turret on north east corner; 3-light openings to the bell chamber with
transoms, reticulated tracery and pierced stonework; image niches on each
elevation of the 2nd stage; 2-light west window and west doorway with enriched
spandrels. Nave: three 2-light square headed Perpendicular style windows under
dripmoulds with square stops, cusped heads to tracery; remains of projecting
rood stair turret; projecting gargoyles. South porch: embattled parapet;
heavily moulded doorway. North aisle: 1881; four Perpendicular style 3-light
windows with cusped heads to the tracery and 4-centred heads under dripmoulds.
North chapel: 1881; projecting organ chamber of 1929 has inset on the north
wall a figure of St. John the Baptist set under a 4-centred head and dated 1496
with an inscription which reads: "STE. JOHES BAPTISTA", over the image and, "IN
MAY" (removed from the nearby, demolished, Pool House). Chancel: 1881;
2-light Perpendicular style windows; 3-light east window with the datestone
1749 over. Interior. 4 bay arcade of 1881 of attached shafts with a hollow
moulding; C19 Perpendicular style roofs. Chancel arch 1881. Fine fan vault
to the tower. Pulpit: Jacobean, polygonal on a C19 ashlar base. Font:
Perpendicular, octagonal with a quatrefoil bowl. Monuments. Chancel:
William Giles, 1750, baroque coloured and white marbles, pilasters, and swan neck
pediment with an urn finial; Purnell funeral hatchment, 1743, restored; draped
marble plaque to Mary Worrall, 1694; Hobbs, 1740, coloured marbles, heraldry
under broken pediment with urn finial; William Worrall, 1735. Nave: William
Hobbs, 1860, Gothic by Wood of Bristol; Stokes, 1773, classical marble tablet
with an urn; John Purnell, 1726, baroque tablet of coloured marbles with an open
pediment, urn finial and obelisk background. North aisle: Spert, 1638, plain
tablet; Thomas Stokes, 1762 by W. Paty of Bristol, coloured marble; Elizabeth
Yate, 1721, baroque tablet with cherubs and skill; J. Hickes, 1739, classical
marble tablet; John Summer, 1763, classical ashlar with fluted pilasters and
pediment. Brass chandelier of 1728 in the chancel; on of c.1920 in the north
aisle. Verey D, The Buildings of England : Gloucestershire, the Vale and Forest
of Dean, 1970.

Listing NGR: ST7234888921

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