SE8904 : Holy Trinity Church, Messingham

taken 6 years ago, near to Messingham, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Holy Trinity Church, Messingham
Holy Trinity Church, Messingham
Grade II* Listed. 13th C nave arcades, but mostly rebuilt in 19th Century.
Holy Trinity church, Messingham
Grade II*listed

The church dates from the 13th century onwards and consists of a western tower, which was rebuilt in 1784 after its original spire fell down, nave with aisles and clerestory, chancel and north Chapel, south porch, and vestry.

The tower is of three stages and has coped battlements and crocketted finials.
The nave has four bays, and the clerestory has two light windows which are only external on the north side. The south aisle roof has been raised, and is therefore the windows are now internal. There is also a three light window at the apex of the nave east wall above the level of the chancel arch.
The north arcade is early English, the south arcade later 13th century.

The majority of the church was rebuilt in 1818-1821, with restorations in 1890, and the vestry added in 1894.

There is a good amount of mediaeval stained glass, most of which has been obtained from elsewhere. The east window is wholly constructed from a mixture of these reset pieces. There is also a north western window, and several window traceries containing old glass. These were obtained by Henry Vincent Bayley, who became Archdeacon of Stow in 1827 and was Sub Dean at Lincoln Cathedral. There are also 19th-century windows by Burlison and Grylls.

The current organ dates from 1976, and was taken from a redundant Methodist Chapel in South Yorkshire.

The church has just received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out extensive repairs to the roof and resolve other dampness-related problems.
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SE8904, 69 images   (more nearby )
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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 27 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 June, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 8903 0479 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.9339N 0:39.4967W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 8904 0476
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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