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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Horncastle, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.2077 / 53°12'27"N

Longitude: -0.1104 / 0°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 526299

OS Northings: 369512

OS Grid: TF262695

Mapcode National: GBR JSG.WDB

Mapcode Global: WHHKJ.8MPS

Plus Code: 9C5X6V5Q+3V

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 25 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434253

Location: Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN9

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Horncastle

Built-Up Area: Horncastle

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Horncastle Group

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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(south side)

7/38 Church of the
Holy Trinity


Chapel of Ease, now redundant. 1847. Stephen Lewin. Stock
brick, limestone ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with stone coped
gables and cross finials. Gabled west bellcote with pointed
opening with flanking nook shafts with ornate capitals with
chipstar decoration on head. Nave with west bellcote, north and
south aisles and north porch; chancel with north vestry and
organ chamber. Ashlar dressed plinth runs round the entire
church. West fron clasped by north and south aisles, defined by
gabled buttresses with chamfered corners terminating in
triangular stops. Moulded string course runs beneath plate
traceried west window with two lancets and quatrefoil. West
fronts of north and south aisles each with single lancet with
ashlar dressed head. Nave with regularly placed, squat
buttresses. North side with gabled porch to west with pointed
doorway of 4 orders, with 4 shafts on each side, all with crocket
capitals supporting alternating orders of chevron and filleted
rolls; hood mould, large head label stops and plank doors.
Single lancet to west of porch. To the east of the porch, 2
pairs of lancets flank a single lancet. Clerestory above of 5
plate traceried openings, of 3 quatrefoils alternating with 2
trefoils. Gabled vestry to east with single curved triangular
window and tall stack with 4 small gables each supported on 2
gargoyle heads. Chancel with regularly placed gabled buttresses
with chamfered sides terminating in triangular stops. North side
of chancel with a group of 3 narrow lancets. East end with 3
tall, narrow lancets, that in the centre, taller. South side of
chancel with 3 lancets. East end of south aisle with single
lancet. Nave with doorway to east with chamfered ashlar
surround, flat head and plank door. To the west 2 pairs of
lancets alternate with 3 single lancets. Clerestory above of 5
plate traceried openings, of 3 quatrefoils alternating with 2
trefoils. Church interior with west window decorated with chip
star bands, nook shafts, hood mould and head label stops. 5 bay
north and south arcades with polygonal west responds, octagonal
piers and ornate corbelled eastern responds with large coats of
arms and rich foliage; pointed, double chamfered heads. Pointed
chancel arch of 4 chamfered orders with triple rolled shafts
running down to large corbels with coats of arms, fruit and
foliage. Vestry doorway in north aisle of nave with pointed roll
moulded head with broad band of foliage, 2 slender shafts on each
side with stiff leaf capitals alternating with rectangular jambs
with foliate and human head motifs; hood mould and large head
label stops. Pointed, double chamfered arch to organ chamber with
moulded imposts. Chancel windows with clusters of nook shafts
with shaft rings, ornate stiff leaf capitals and chip star bands
on heads. Tie beam roofs, in the nave with plain moulded stone
corbels; in the chancel with angel stone corbels holding books.
Font with 8 squat shafts with ornate capitals which support 8
elongated trefoil headed arches with chip star decoratioin,
spandrels rise up and merge with round bowl. Octagonal stone
pulpit base.

Listing NGR: TF2629969512

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