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North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
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SE 89033 04805


SE 80 SE MESSINGHAM TEMPERANCE AVENUE (north side) 4/52 Church of the Holy - Trinity 6.11.67


Church. C13 nave arcades, Cl4-C15 reset windows. Tower rebuilt late C18, remainder largely rebuilt 1818-21, with restorations 1890 and vestry of 1894. Coursed ironstone rubble with dressed stone band to rebuilt portions of tower, aisles and south porch. Ashlar dressings, slate roofs. West tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and vestry adjoining north aisle, 2-bay chancel. 3-stage tower has chamfered plinth, quoins, west lancet to first stage, flat band, circular window, moulded string course, round-headed belfry openings and moulded cornice, coped battlements and crocketed finials. South aisle has quoins, 3-light square-headed windows with C19 tracery, a pointed west window with C19 intersecting tracery, dripmould and headstops, and an east door and 2-light square-headed window with Reticulated tracery; parapet and finials. North aisle has quoins, 2- and 3-light square headed windows with C19 tracery. Clerestory has triangular- headed 3-light windows on north side. Chancel has square-headed 2-light windows and a pointed 3-light past window with early Perpendicular tracery, dripmould and headstops. South porch has moulded pointed outer door and pointed double-chamfered inner door. Interior: north arcade has pointed double-chamfered arches on octagonal central pier, outer cylindrical piers, keeled east respond and filleted west repond. Later C13 south arcade has double-chamfered arches on filleted quatrefoil piers with keeled responds. Plain moulded capitals and bases throughout. C19 chancel arch, tower doorway and segmental-headed openings into south aisle. Decorated aumbry in chancel. Fragments of C14-C16 stained glass to east window and aisles. Monuments include: 1759 slate and ashlar wall tablet to Rev John Farrand with broken pediment, urn and carved cherub's head base; 1770 marble monument to Mary Farrand with coat of arms and urn on pediment, by J Wallis of Newark. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England; Lincolnshire, 1978, pp 315-6.

Listing NGR: SE8903304805


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, John, H, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1964), 315-316


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

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Date: 13 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01648/05
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