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© Ms Marilyn Shenton ARPS AMPA

IoE Number: 335572
Photographer: Ms Marilyn Shenton ARPS AMPA
Date Photographed: 16 August 1999
Date listed: 29 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 29 March 1968
Grade II*

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SK39NEWENTWORTHCHURCH DRIVE(south side)4/64Church of theHoly Trinity

SK39NE WENTWORTH CHURCH DRIVE (south side) 4/64 Church of the Holy Trinity 29.3.68 GV II* Church. Built 1872-76, consecrated 1877. By J. L. Pearson for the children of Charles William, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam and his wife Mary in memory of their parents. Thinly-coursed and snecked sandstone, ashlar dressings, tile roof. Cruciform plan orientated north-west/ south-east (ritual orientation used here). 4½-bay aisled nave with north porch; crossing tower with spire; 2-bay chancel with north vestry. Gothic revival: late C13 style, geometrical tracery. Plinth, moulded band and string course run round building rising with ground to south. Offset buttresses between bays and at angles. Hoodmoulds with delicate stops. Gable copings with crosses. Nave: north porch approached by steps within ashlar wing walls; iron gate; tripartite responds to moulded arches with dog-tooth ornament; foiled side-wall openings; rib-vaulted roof. Aisle bays to left each have two 2-light windows. Small turret to right in angle with porch. Clerestorey: pilaster buttresses, 3-light windows, carved eaves band. Transepts: lower, each with 6-light window and small rose window to gable. Tower: two 2-light gallery windows flank abutting transept roofs. Clock and offset band beneath coupled, 2-light, louvred belfry openings. String course with corner gargoyles beneath embattled parapet. Recessed broach spire with lucarnes and weathervane. Cylindrical stair-turret to south-east corner with arcaded panel beneath conical cap. Chancel: single-storey north vestry with 2, square-headed, 3-light windows; priest's door to right. 3-light windows to chancel; east window of 5 lights beneath rose window. Interior: Nave:4-bay arcades with compound piers and moulded arches. Attached columns rise from arcade capitals to springing of vault ribs. Clerestorey windows flanked by blind windows all within arched recess. Crossing: arches with dog-tooth ornament; gallery with 2 twin arches to each side; octopartite vault. Exposed stone rib-vaulting throughout. Dedication of church carved in bold letters at west end beneath stained- glass window by C. E. Kempe. Decorative frieze beneath clerestorey. Chancel has marble steps and paving. East window, 1888, by Clayton and Bell. Fitzwilliam brasses beneath south transept window. A. P. Quiney, 'Wentworth Churches', Archaeological Journal, vol 137, 1980, p396.

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