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© Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS

IoE Number: 33399
Photographer: Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS
Date Photographed: 04 November 2000
Date listed: 11 October 1961
Date of last amendment: 11 October 1961
Grade II*

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ST 57 SWABBOTS LEIGHCHURCH ROAD (north-west side)4/3Holy Trinity Church11.10.61G.V.II*

ST 57 SW ABBOTS LEIGH CHURCH ROAD (north-west side) 4/3 Holy Trinity Church 11.10.61 G.V. II* Parish Church (Anglican). C15; restored and partially rebuilt after a fire in 1847-48. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel and vestry. Coursed rubble with freestone dressings; slate roof to nave, double Roman tiles to chancel. All in a Perpendicular style. West tower: 3 stages with diagonal buttresses; embattled parapet with plain pinnacles; polygonal stair tower with spirelet projects at north-east corner; 2-light bell chamber opening, 4-light west window; west door under hood mould with carved head stops. North and south aisles: embattled parapets; 2-light windows with cusped heads to tracery. Gabled projecting south porch. Chancel: 3-light east window as south window. Interior. South doorway has moulded surround with fleurons. 3 bay north and south arcades: the south one has piers of engaged shafts alternating with four hollows, 4-centred arches; the north one is C19. Plain chancel arch. The tower arch has a chamfered outer order and a wave moulded inner order. Mid C19 nave roof of arch-braced collar beam trusses and 3 tiers of cusped windbraces; 6-light dormer windows. Early C19 ribbed roof to chancel. Pulpit, C19 in a Perpendicular style. Font: C19, in a perpendicular style; ashlar, octagonal. Monuments. Tower: Miles funeral hatchment; P.J. Miles, died 1845, by E.H. Bailey, marble neo-classical monument with an inscribed plinth on brackets, and 2 female mourners (one seated) which flank a draped vase on a pedestal bearing the Miles arms. Nave: Francis Short, died 1853 by Tyley of Bristol, urn on a pedestal and a female mourning figure. South aisle: Mark Davis, died 1783, marble plaque with bowed ends and swan neck pediment; six- poster late C16 ashlar tomb, thought-to be Lady Jane Norton (no figure) fluted Ionic columns, fluted frieze with segmental pediment and arms. Chancel: Sir George Norton, died 1715, marble baroque inscribed plaque flanked by Corinthian columns which support a plain entablature, surmounted by concave sided pediment, side volutes rest on a plinth which has portrait medallions. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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