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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8574 / 52°51'26"N

Longitude: -3.0519 / 3°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 329269

OS Northings: 329401

OS Grid: SJ292294

Mapcode National: GBR 73.S34K

Mapcode Global: WH89X.2FZS

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367341

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255575

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry

Built-Up Area: Croesowallt

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Oswestry Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 2929 SW OSWESTRY C.P. SALOP ROAD (west side)

16/101 Church of Holy Trinity


Parish church. 1836-7 by R. K. Penson, extended 1894 by Eustace Frere.
Regularly coursed grey limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, slate roof
concealed by coped verges and eaves parapet. Original plan a single
wide nave and chancel with apsidal sanctuary; baptistery and porch,
south chapel and north-east tower and vestry added 1894. Nave: buttressed
in 5 bays with tall broad cusped lancets and crocketed corner pinnacles;
gabled baptistery at west end, with porch abutting at right-angles to
north, cuts across former west window and flanking lancets (now all
infilled). Short sanctuary, also with broad cusped lancets and with
armorial shields as label stops, formerly had crenellated parapet and
pinnacles, now replaced by late C20 splayed roof. South chapel:
has Decorated-style window on east and 2 on south, late C20 concrete
parish room in angle with nave. North-west tower has tall oak-shingled
spire flanked by 4 corner spirelets and narrow gabled lucarnes above;
gabled vestry adjoins to west. Interior: rib-vaulting to sanctuary
has dog-tooth ornament; panelled nave roof c. 1856 and arch-braced
roof in bays to baptistery; fittings and furnishings all late C19
including stained glass to sanctuary and in east window on south
side of nave. Holy Trinity has been the parish church of east and
south-east Oswestry since 1842 and its spire forms a prominent local
landmark. B.O.E. p. 223; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire
Part 9 (1908)p. 807.

Listing NGR: SJ2926829402

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