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Trinity Chapel at Bentley Heath

A Grade II Listed Building in Potters Bar Parkfield, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.681 / 51°40'51"N

Longitude: -0.1943 / 0°11'39"W

OS Eastings: 524936

OS Northings: 199571

OS Grid: TQ249995

Mapcode National: GBR BX.PPJ

Mapcode Global: VHGQ5.L04N

Plus Code: 9C3XMRJ4+C7

Entry Name: Trinity Chapel at Bentley Heath

Listing Date: 12 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164229

Location: Bentley Heath and The Royds, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, EN5

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

Electoral Ward/Division: Potters Bar Parkfield

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Potters Bar

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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12/177 Trinity Chapel
- at Bentley Heath


Private Chapel to Wrotham Park estate. 1866 by S.S.Teulon for G.Byng,
2nd Earl of Strafford. English bond red brick with white and burnt brick
and stone dressings.Tiled roof. Polychrome Gothic.Chancel with N vestry.
Nave with S porch and apsidal W baptistery. 4 bay nave: 3 windows to S,
2 lights with quatrefoiled heads, brick hood moulds. Plinth, burnt
brick courses, brick cornice to close eaves. Gabled timber porch to
right of centre on brick plinth. Trefoil headed lancets with diamond
leaded lights, stained glass panels between studs. Arch braced roof and
decorative bargeboards. 4 similar windows to N are slightly larger and
have decorative relieving arches. No plinth or hood moulds. Angle
buttresses to W end of nave.Semi-octagonal baptistery up to eaves level:
3 trefoiled lancets with string course at sill level. Stone parapet with
corbel table. Pointed heads to buttresses above parapet. Circular window
in W end of nave wall: 6 circular lights around a star. White brick
decorative surround.Polychromatic stone blocks and brick bands in gable.
Ridge cross on stone coped parapet. Steeply pitched roof. At E end of
nave a large bellcote with tumbled-in brickwork and 2 stone spirelets.
Chancel is lower, shorter and narrower. E end angle buttresses, stone
coped parapet, similar gable ornament and ridge cross. Large traceried
E window over stepped up stringcourse. Small lean-to 'aisle' addition to
S with 5 light ribbon window. N vestry: hipped roof, entrance to W, 3
square lights to N and lean-to boiler room to E. Tall stack at NE corner
of nave with decorative capping. Interior: chancel and baptistery arches
have responds stopped halfway down. Star brick patterning in spandrels
of nave windows, disrupted to N by larger openings. Ceiled roof. Glass:
panel from St. Peters, Cranley Gardens in nave to N, otherwise plain.
Memorials: chest tomb to G. Byng, d.1847, ornate neo-Perp, and wall
slabs with figures, on nave N wall to Lady A. Byng, d.1845, and on nave
S wall to Gen Sir J. Byng, d.1860, all moved from demolished Church of
St. John the Baptist, Potters Bar. (VCH Middlesex 1976, Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ2493699571

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