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© Mr David W. Collins LRPS

IoE Number: 282049
Location: CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY, CHURCH ROAD
  GISLEHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr David W. Collins LRPS
Date Photographed: 29 August 1999
Date listed: 17 April 1986
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1986
Grade I

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GISLEHAMCHURCH ROADTM 58 NW3/20Church of Holy Trinity-GVI

GISLEHAM CHURCH ROAD TM 58 NW 3/20 Church of Holy Trinity - GV I Parish church. Medieval; restored 1861, 1887 and the chancel in 1902-8. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble, originally plastered; stone dressing. Slated roofs. Round tower of C11 or earlier date; the tower arch and a blocked east window are C12. C14 octagonal belfry stage and crenellated parapet, both of knapped flint; there are 2-light belfry openings to 4 quarters, that to the south now altered. C12 nave with C14 2-light windows, mostly original. To the north is part of a C12 doorway with colonettes and scalloped capitals. C15 porch, with knapped flint facade and flushwork panels to the plinth and buttresses; the moulded entrance arch is enriched with various carved motifs, and above is an empty statue niche with mutilated flanking angels. The parapet has carved stone shields. 2-bay chancel: probably C12 core, with C14 window openings; internally the north and south openings have moulded surrounds, those to the south also being shafted. The windows have been renewed, including the 3-light east window with reticulated tracery. Interior. The capitals and part of the responds of the chancel arch remain, together with the crenellated rood beam, but the chancel has been re- roofed at a lower level and the upper part of the arch has gone. Early C14 angle piscina (mutilated) in south chancel; adjacent is a drop-sill sedilia, the seat being formed by an early tomb slab. C15 octagonal font: lions against the stem, heads and vine foliage to the underside of the bowl and cusped bowl panels with alternate heads and shields. The 2 easternmost north nave windows have well-preserved C15 paintings in their eastern reveals; they show figures of female saints with rays and angels above. To either side of the tower arch are C19 copies of the Lord's Prayer, Commandments and Creed.

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