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IoE Number: 267776
Photographer: Mr Peter L. May
Date Photographed: 02 May 2002
Date listed: 08 November 1949
Date of last amendment: 08 November 2049
Grade I

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STREET CPCHURCH ROAD (North side)ST43NE5/65Church of The Holy Trinity

STREET CP CHURCH ROAD (North side) ST43NE 5/65 Church of The Holy Trinity 8.11.49 - I Anglican Parish Church. C14, C15, much restored 1826 and 1843. Coursed and squared rubble, slate roofs, coped verges with finials. Nave with south porch, North aisle, chancel with a South vestry, West tower. The latter unbuttressed and of 2 stages, rubble parapet with a moulded coping, pyramidal lead roof with cresting and a weathervane; clock to South; C19 3-light West window, West door; 2-light bell-chamber windows, each light with a cusped head. Three bay nave, 2-light windows with reticulated tracery; single bay chancel, 2-light windows, 3-light East window, all in similar style. Porch with C14 outer doorway, C20 ribbed doors. Three bay North aisle of 1826, 2-light windows, large later buttresses. Vestry in conforming style of 1843, small 2-light window. Interior dominated by very elaborate roofs, probably C15; that to nave with king posts, cusped struts and cusped windbraces; to chancel with queen posts and again cusped windbracese Fine C14 double sedilia, ogee-headed arches with fretwork cusping and small grotesque heads, a pinnacle to each side and in the centre, blind niches. Piscina in similar style with ball-flower decoration. Three bay arcade to North aisle, narrow piers, each arch with a 4-centred head. Tower and chancel arches both altered C19. Lead-lined C14 octagonal font, C19 painted text, C19 cover. Brass to Margret Dyer of 1583. Two C17 coffin stools. Late C19 choir stalls and pews. Large monument, 1826, by Reeves of Bath. Remains of some medieval stained glass to South window of nave; some C20 stained glass; remainder of windows with simple leaded lights. Two small metal plaques in chancel commemorate the gift of former stained glass windows by Rev. John Horner of Mells Park, Easter 1845; the glass no longer exists. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Burdock R, Church Guide, 1977).

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