CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1294757
Date first listed:
07-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, ORTON LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, ORTON LANE

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

County:
Leicestershire
District:
Hinckley and Bosworth (District Authority)
Parish:
Twycross
National Grid Reference:
SK 32286 07066

Details

SK 30 NW TWYCROSS ORTON LANE (north side)

1/116 Norton-Juxta-Twycross

7.11.66 Church of the Holy Trinity

GV II*

Church. Early C14 but heavily restored circa 1841. Ashlar; plain tile roofs with stone coped verges. West tower, 4-bay nave, 3-bay chancel with vestry. West tower: 3 stages marked by offsets; angle buttresses, parapet string and crenellated parapet with moulded coping stones to merlons and crenels. Pointed west entrance with wave-moulded surround and old nail studded door. Pointed west window above with Y- tracery and wave-moulded surround. High up above this is a seated figure within a niche with a crocketed canopy. The nave has buttresses at the corners and a corbel course beneath a plain parapet with moulded coping. The south doorway is entirely C19 and has 2 orders of columns with moulded caps, ball flower ornament around the pointed arch, and a hood mould. Blocked north doorway with 2 orders of concave quarter-round mouldings and an ogee-moulded hood. North and south windows of 2 lights with Decorated tracery. Chancel: buttresses at the bay divisions; south door with 2-centred drop arch and a double ogee-moulded surround, though this latter is probably a misinterpretation of the original moulding, parts of which survive in a decayed state. 2-light side windows and 4-light east window, all with flowing tracery and wave-moulded surrounds. Interior: High pointed chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders without capitals; similar tower arch, the lower part now blocked and plastered over. Arch-braced hammer-beam roof over nave and arch-braced collar roof over chancel. Fixtures and fittings: The upper part of the tower arch remains open and gives access to an early C19 west gallery within which is a Gothic style barrel organ, built in 1819 by James Butler. C19 stone front with quatrefoil section pedestal surrounded by a series of detached shafts supporting a circular basin with arcaded sides incorporating blank shields. Full set of C19 box pews with poppy-heads on the bench ends. Hexagonal pulpit contemporary with the pews. C19 choir stalls also with poppy heads. In the chancel are sedilia with cinquefoil arches and a trefoil-headed aumbry. C19 armorial glass by Warrington in the 2 outer lights of the east window, the centre light has the figures of Sts. Mark and Luke. B.O.E. p. 335.

Listing NGR: SK3228607066

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
188253
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 335

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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Date: 26 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/06306/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Wise. Source Historic England Archive
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