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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6496 / 52°38'58"N

Longitude: 1.724 / 1°43'26"E

OS Eastings: 651996

OS Northings: 312278

OS Grid: TG519122

Mapcode National: GBR YQ2.YGQ

Mapcode Global: WHNVS.GN6L

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 4 March 1947

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402039

Location: Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Civil Parish: Caister-on-Sea

Built-Up Area: Caister-on-Sea

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Caister-on-Sea Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/2 Church of Holy Trinity

- II*

Parish church. C13 origins, altered C15. Much restored 1894, roofs tiled
1976. Flint with ashlar dressings. West tower, nave, south aisle and chancel.
3 stage tower, externally only 2 stages apparent. Diagonal stepped buttresses
to west. 2-light early C14 west window with reticulation unit. Cusped ringing
chamber lights to west, blocked to north and enlarged and glazed to south.
South light under square hood. String course below 2-light restored transomed
belfry windows. Crenellated parapet above string course. South aisle west
end has a single C13 encircled quatrefoil. Diagonal buttress. Gabled south
porch supported on diagonal buttresses and entered through wave moulded arch.
2-light cusped side lights. Leaded roof. 3 2-light Y tracery south aisle
windows and 3-light east window of 1915. Diagonal east buttress. 2 2-light
south chancel cusped Y tracery windows. Against chancel a gabled C20 vestry.
Diagonal east chancel buttresses and a 4-light Perpendicular east window.
One 2-light cusped chancel north window. 2 3-light Perpendicular north nave
windows and one arched C13 lancet. Blocked north door. Interior. 4 bay south
arcade on octagonal piers and with double hollow chamfered arches, all of 1894.
Roll moulded Y west window of 2 lights looks into tower. 1908 arch over south
doorway. Nave roof famous for contract of 1330 (see.John Harvey, Medieval
Craftsmen, 1975, p.200) but replaced 1785: principals, 2 tiers taper-tenoned
butt purlins and short straight windbraces.at base. Similar lean-to aisle
roof, boarded to east over chapel of 1915. Jambs of chapel east window with
columns and ogeed statuary niches. Large octagonal C15 font. Stem with 8
attached columns with capitals and bases. Bowl panels alternate between
modified route-tournants and shields within cusped quatrefoils, the shields
bearing figures of angels. Crenellated rim. C19 chancel roof is boarded and
arch braced. Ogeed and cusped sedilia and piscina under 4 arches. Wall
monument to William Crowe 1668 : bust stands between 2 black marble Corinthian
columns rising to entablature and scrolled broken pediment. Between scrolls
an achievement. Apron below bears inscription. 2 white marble skulls flank
bust. To east an architectural monument to Robert Crowe 1727. Black marble.
Bowed inscription panel between Corinthian pilasters. Above is a segmental
pediment and below is a gadrooned base. 2 commandment panels on nave west
wall. 1688. Oil on canvas. Depict Moses and Aaron.

Listing NGR: TG5199612278

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