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Holy Trinity Church, Eggleston (Eggleston)

Church of Holy Trinity, Eggleston  © DCC 2002
Church of Holy Trinity, Eggleston © DCC 2002

Church of Holy Trinity,  © DCC 2004
Church of Holy Trinity, © DCC 2004

Church of Holy Trinity,  © DCC 2006
Church of Holy Trinity, © DCC 2006

Church of Holy Trinity, Tower detail  © DCC 2003
Church of Holy Trinity, Tower detail © DCC 2003

Rock-faced snecked sandstone with quoins and ashlar dressings; roof grey-green graduated slates with stone gable copings.

Nave with south porch and south-west belfry. Cruciform plan. 3-bay chancel with north vestry. Steps up to boarded double doors in chamfered, recessed 2- centred-arched surround under moulded arch on impost string; roll-moulded finial on porch gable coping. 2-stage square belfry has small lancet in high first stage; floor, sill and impost strings in second stage with paired 2- centred-arched openings; pyramidal roof. Alternate-block jambs and chamfered surrounds to 2-centred-arched windows, the westernmost in both nave and chancel paired; 2 under cinquefoils in transept gables. 2 windows flanking central west buttress, under plate-traceried six-foil windows, have dark pink nookshafts and ball-flower-stopped sill string. Large 3-light east window has bar tracery and beakhead-stopped dripmould. Low-2-centred-arched priests' door in central chancel bay. Stone cross finials and moulded kneelers to steeply-pitched roofs, the chancel lower.

The church is known to contain a war memorial triptych made of materials salvaged from HMS Brittannia (1-2). This is one of a number of memorials that were made from timbers of the Britannia - in County Durham there is another triptych of very similar dimensions and style in Neasham Village Hall.

Reference number:D35745
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1121634

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Source of Reference
Local History of Eggleston


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