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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Chesterton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.0419 / 53°2'30"N

Longitude: -2.2528 / 2°15'10"W

OS Eastings: 383147

OS Northings: 349431

OS Grid: SJ831494

Mapcode National: GBR M14.Y2

Mapcode Global: WHBCL.CSGW

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385916

Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Town: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Electoral Ward/Division: Chesterton

Built-Up Area: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


644-1/3/60 (East side)
27/09/72 Church of Holy Trinity


Church. 1851-2. By H. Ward and Son of Hanley. Coursed and
squared red sandstone rubble, with plain tiled roof with
scalloped bands and ridge cresting. North-west tower, nave,
two aisles, chancel. 3-stage tower and brooch spire with 2
lucarnes. Decorated paired bell-chamber lights, corbel table.
Shafts to south doorway with heavy plain hood mould. Foiled
lancets to south aisle, grouped foiled lancets to north.
Lancet windows divided by central buttress in west wall, with
trefoil over. 3-light Early English style window with
continouous hood mould and trefoiled light over to chancel,
which has clasping angle buttresses with gablets and
ball-flower decoration.
INTERIOR: nave arcade of 5 bays to north with cylindrical
shafts with double-chamfered arches. Octagonal piers and
cylindrical shafts to south arcade of 2 bays, interrupted by
archway to tower, which is carried on corbels. North aisle
windows recessed in paired trefoiled arches with central
shaft. South windows are lancets in deep splayed embrasures.
Nave roof with long raking trusses carried on corbels with
collar and wind-braces. Chancel arch with responds that appear
to cut the deep moulded archway. Chancel roof has braced
rafters with collars. Oak altar, rails and reredos. Sedilia to
south. Chancel screen is wrought-iron, a delicate design
incorporating flowers and foliage. Stained glass: east window
by Wailes, brightly coloured figures of Saint John and Christ,
with dove in trefoil over; other unattributed windows in north
aisle (1895) and east window of south aisle. Fragment of tomb
slab or cross portraying figure carrying spear(?) c.800, and
interlace decoration, found on nearby farm. Medieval font,
octagonal with deep ogee moulding on each face.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire:

Listing NGR: SJ8314749431

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