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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Belbroughton, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3897 / 52°23'23"N

Longitude: -2.1201 / 2°7'12"W

OS Eastings: 391920

OS Northings: 276862

OS Grid: SO919768

Mapcode National: GBR 1CY.4T0

Mapcode Global: VH91X.66JC

Plus Code: 9C4V9VQH+VW

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 16 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1301271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156282

ID on this website: 101301271

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Belbroughton, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, DY9

County: Worcestershire

District: Bromsgrove

Civil Parish: Belbroughton

Built-Up Area: Belbroughton

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Belbroughton with Fairfield

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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SO 9076 - 9176 BELBROUGHTON CP CHURCH ROAD (west side)

12/17 Church of the Holy Trinity



Parish church. C12 origins; altered C13; partly rebuilt C14; further
alterations in C15 and C16; restored and extended 1894-5. Sandstone ashlar
with plain tiled roofs partly behind parapets with cross finials at gable
ends; older chancel has fishscale-tiled roof with decorative ridge tiles.
West tower, three-bay nave with south aisle and south porch and three-bay
chancel; C19 nave or three bays with two-bay chancel adjoins to north.
Decorated style. West tower: C15; three stages with strings and continuous
plinth; diagonal buttresses at west end; 3-light west window; loopholes in
north and south side, of intermediate stage; 2-light louvred bell-chamber
openings; embattled parapet and octagonal spire with ogee-headed lucarnes
and weathervane. There is a stair turret in the south-east angle. Nave:
mainly restored C13 work retaining some C12 fragments; south aisle set
beneath catslide roof; buttresses at bay divisions; C12 window in west bay;
2-light C19 window in east bay and west end; C19 square-headed 3-light window
at east end with adjacent restored C17 memorial to Richard Tristram. Central
C19 gabled south porch has a heavily moulded archway with hoodmould and a pair
of cusped openings in the side elevations. Round-headed south doorway incor-
porates C12 work and has roll mouidings and double-shafted jambs. Chancel: C14;
east end buttresses (angled on south side); continuous sill string; windows have
hoodmoulds with head stops; 3-light east window with cusped lancet above; three
2-light windows and round-headed doorway in south elevation. C19 nave has
buttresses at bay divisions (diagonal at west end); three-bay arcade at west
end, outer bays are blind, central bay has double doorway; 4-light window with
hoodmould and sill string above; ogee light in apex. North elevation has a 3-
light, and two 2-light windows and an ogee-arched doorway which incorporates
C14 stonework. C19 chancel has gabled buttresses with blind tracery at its
east end, a 5-light east window with rectangular light above, a 2-light north-
west window and north-east doorway with a cambered head. Interior: old nave
has a largely C19 south arcade of two chamfered orders on concave octagonal
columns. The north arcade is a C19 reconstruction and has tall slender piers.
C16 chancel arch is Similar to south arcade; in the south jamb is the entrance
to and remains of the rood stair and also a cusped opening. There is a C15
tower arch. Nave and chancel roofs are C17 with collar and tie-beam trusses.
On the eastern nave tie-beam is written "WT: 1654: GW" and on the western
chancel tie-beam is written "Laus Deo/ This Roofe was new built at the/
charge of Richard Tristram Rector/ 1660". The old chancel has a large ogee-
arched tomb recess, a C15 sedilia and a C13 reset piscina. C17 panelled
reredos and altar rails. Traceried chancel screen. South aisle has a C13
cusped piscina and also the remains of wall paintings. C15 font with octagonal
bowl and quatrefoil panels. Jacobean octagonal pulpit with dragon frieze, strap-
work and grotesque corbels; the lectern is of similar date and design.
Memorials: there are.numerous C18 and C19 memorials in the old chancel, some
of which are ornately detailed. Glass: some medieval fragments in a nave
window. South aisle east wndow and south chancel window by Kempe. This
substantial parish church has retained a considerable proportion of its
medieval fabric and its C17 roofs and furnishings are of particular interest.
(VCH 3(i) p 117: BoE, p 77-8).

Listing NGR: SO9192276865

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