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IoE Number: 33913
Location: CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY, FRYS LANE (west side)
  BURRINGTON, NORTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mike Bedingfield LRPS
Date Photographed: 11 August 2000
Date listed: 09 February 1961
Date of last amendment: 09 February 1961
Grade I

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ST 45 NEBURRINGTON C.P.FRY'S LANE (west side)9/45Church of Holy Trinity9.2.61G.V.I

ST 45 NE BURRINGTON C.P. FRY'S LANE (west side) 9/45 Church of Holy Trinity 9.2.61 G.V. I Anglican parish church. C15, restored 1884. Coursed rubble, freestone and ashlar dressings, lead roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower, north and south aisles, south porch. 2 stage west tower with diagonal buttresses moulded string courses, south east corner polygonal stair turret and embattled parapet with cruciform arrow-slits. West facade has C15 opening with C19 tracery to lst stage and bell stage has simple 2-light openings under pointed heads. C19 sundial on south facade. South aisle has four C15 window openings with 3-light cusped C19 Perpendicular style tracery and carved head stops. Offset aisle buttresses, moulded plinth and eaves cornice, triangular trefoil pierced openwork parapet with crocketted pinnacles developing from buttresses and, at their bases, fine animal gargoyles. North aisle has 5 Tudor-arched windows of plain 3-light tracery with some C19 renewal and north door with chamfered paterae jambs and C15 plank door with elaborate wooden tracery overlaid at head of arch. Similar parapet with fine gargoyles and octagonal rood stair turret with pyramidal cap rising from crocketted and tracery panelled drum. Chancel east window has C19 tracery set within a C15 opening. South porch has similar buttressing and parapet as aisles but with a simple triple chamfered pointed headed entrance arch and above, a 2-light window under a Tudor arch with face stops to former parvise which has a stair turret at the west corner. Complexly moulded south doorway with C19 plank and batten door. Compartmented roof with moulded ribs on corbels to former parvise. Interior. 4-bay nave arcades of 4 clustered shafts to each pier with tight foliage capitals on south side only; simple single chamfered arches. Triple chamfered tower arch with moulded projecting imposts. Wagon roof to nave with carved bosses. Single chamfer chancel arch with a carving of man holding the lost rood screen to the right hand. C19 coved barrel roof to chancel and cinquefoil-headed piscina on south wall next to mutilated carving of Christ with censing angels. Aisle roofs carried on angel imposts and long wall shafts; fine ridge bosses. Fittings. Pews and screens in end bays of aisles erected 1913. C19 Perpendicular style pulpit, font and reredos. Royal coat of arms above tower arch, also 2 flags or colours of East Mendip Legion (raised in 1803). Fine set of late C19 stained glass. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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