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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwick, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9203 / 54°55'13"N

Longitude: -1.4057 / 1°24'20"W

OS Eastings: 438187

OS Northings: 558565

OS Grid: NZ381585

Mapcode National: GBR V84.7G

Mapcode Global: WHD55.CLVC

Plus Code: 9C6WWHCV+4P

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391414

Location: Southwick, Sunderland, SR5

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Southwick

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: North Wearside

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ3858 CHURCH BANK, Southwick
920-1/8/283 (West side)
10/11/78 Church of Holy Trinity


Parish church. 1842. By George L Jackson. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. Nave
with west tower, chancel with north vestry. Early English
style, with lancets and clasping buttresses.
EXTERIOR: 4-bay nave with narrow chancel. Chancel has 3 south
lights; stepped east lights with cinquefoils in spandrels.
4-bay nave with head and ballflower stops to hoodmould of
paired lancets on sill string. Tower, with buttresses reducing
to angle buttresses on upper stages, has ballflower-stopped
hoodmould over pointed-arched west door; lancet in second
stage; roundel in third; arcaded triple lancets in fourth, the
outer arches blind, under parapet with corner pinnacles.
High-pitched nave and chancel roofs. Vestry roof has hipped
east end.
INTERIOR: chancel with N vestry; nave with W gallery and W
tower porch. Chamfered chancel arch on imposts with dog-tooth
and roll mouldings. E window has nailhead-moulded rerearch on
nookshafts; trefoil shafts between lancets. All windows have
sloping reveals. Chancel has shouldered arch to vestry door;
geometric-pattern tiled sanctuary floor. Painted stone altar
with paintings of Evangelists in cusped panels. Renewed pulpit
and communion rail (using older posts). Arch-braced chancel
roof and queen-post nave roof on roll-moulded corbels.
STAINED GLASS: E window to Scott family d.1864 and 1882;
Chancel south: 3 lights to Agnes Collingwood d.1875, and Sarah
Thompson d.1866, with Christ the Good Shepherd, Faith and
Hope, signed Alex Gibbs, 21 Bloomsbury Sreet, London WC. Nave
SE window also signed Alex Gibbs fecit, 1901, to Collingwood,
rector, d.1898. Other C19 glass in nave includes fourth on
north side a Good Samaritan commemorating Charles Pickersgill,
Crown Road shipbuilding yard owner.
(Corfe T and Milburn G: Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland:
1984-: 28).

Listing NGR: NZ3818758565

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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