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IoE Number: 188253
Photographer: Mr Keith Wise
Date Photographed: 26 February 2002
Date listed: 07 November 1966
Date of last amendment: 07 November 1966
Grade II*

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SK 30 NWTWYCROSSORTON LANE (north side)1/116Norton-Juxta-Twycross7.11.66Church of the Holy

SK 30 NW TWYCROSS ORTON LANE (north side) 1/116 Norton-Juxta-Twycross 7.11.66 Church of the Holy Trinity GV II* Church. Early C14 but heavily restored circa 1841. Ashlar; plain tile roofs with stone coped verges. West tower, 4-bay nave, 3-bay chancel with vestry. West tower: 3 stages marked by offsets; angle buttresses, parapet string and crenellated parapet with moulded coping stones to merlons and crenels. Pointed west entrance with wave-moulded surround and old nail studded door. Pointed west window above with Y- tracery and wave-moulded surround. High up above this is a seated figure within a niche with a crocketed canopy. The nave has buttresses at the corners and a corbel course beneath a plain parapet with moulded coping. The south doorway is entirely C19 and has 2 orders of columns with moulded caps, ball flower ornament around the pointed arch, and a hood mould. Blocked north doorway with 2 orders of concave quarter-round mouldings and an ogee-moulded hood. North and south windows of 2 lights with Decorated tracery. Chancel: buttresses at the bay divisions; south door with 2-centred drop arch and a double ogee-moulded surround, though this latter is probably a misinterpretation of the original moulding, parts of which survive in a decayed state. 2-light side windows and 4-light east window, all with flowing tracery and wave-moulded surrounds. Interior: High pointed chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders without capitals; similar tower arch, the lower part now blocked and plastered over. Arch-braced hammer-beam roof over nave and arch-braced collar roof over chancel. Fixtures and fittings: The upper part of the tower arch remains open and gives access to an early C19 west gallery within which is a Gothic style barrel organ, built in 1819 by James Butler. C19 stone front with quatrefoil section pedestal surrounded by a series of detached shafts supporting a circular basin with arcaded sides incorporating blank shields. Full set of C19 box pews with poppy-heads on the bench ends. Hexagonal pulpit contemporary with the pews. C19 choir stalls also with poppy heads. In the chancel are sedilia with cinquefoil arches and a trefoil-headed aumbry. C19 armorial glass by Warrington in the 2 outer lights of the east window, the centre light has the figures of Sts. Mark and Luke. B.O.E. p. 335.

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