Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Staunton Harold Park, Staunton Harold - North West Leicestershire

Chapel, in a gothic style, unique as a complete survival of a church built during the commonwealth. Begun in 1653, the church and its furnishings were not completed until 1665. Founded by Sir Robert Shirley. Ceiling painted with a curious depiction of clouds and elements (the creation out of chaos) signed by Samuel and Zachary Kink, and dated 1655. The building was subject to Heritage Crime in early 2020. Temporary protection is in place and the National Trust is in the process of drawing up a repair programme.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHAPEL OF THE HOLY TRINITY
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1074386
    Local Planning Authority:
    North West Leicestershire
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel

Location

    Building Name:
    Chapel of the Holy Trinity
    County:
    Leicestershire
    District / Borough:
    North West Leicestershire
    Parish:
    Staunton Harold
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North West Leicestershire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Hanna Good 07825 318060