CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1231814
Date first listed:
14-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, CHURCH LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Murton
National Grid Reference:
NZ 39296 46962

Details

NZ 34 NE EAST MURTON CHURCH LANE (North side)

3/13 Church of the Holy Trinity

II

Parish church. 1876-7 by C. Hodgson Fowler. Chancel added 1886. Snecked rock-faced sandstone with ashlar quoins and buttresses. Steeply-pitched Welsh slate roofs. Nave, south porch, north and south transepts and chancel. Early English style with plate-tracery windows.

West end has diagonal buttresses and a pair of 2-light lancet windows separated by a stepped buttress. Quatrefoil in gable. South porch has half-timbered gable with bargeboards. Nave: 4 bays divided by stepped buttresses; each window has 3 stepped lancets in chamfered reveals under a pointed hoodmould. Single-bay north and south transepts have similar windows. Slightly lower and narrower single-bay chancel has angle buttresses and a similar large 3-light window in east end. Square louvred bellcote with steep spirelet at west end.

Interior: aisles were intended for the nave but only the north arcade was built with the north wall abutting directly against it. Arcade has 4 pointed arches dying into octagonal piers. Hammerbeam nave roof. Double-chamfered pointed chancel arch. 2 steps up to chancel which has a trefoil-headed piscina in south wall and a barrel roof. 2 good quality stained glass windows: east window of 1905 by A.L. Moore of London; window dated 1927 in north wall of nave by A.L. and C.E. Moore of London.

This church occupies a prominent position and is listed partly for its townscape value.

Listing NGR: NZ3929646962

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
407054
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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