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


List entry Number: 1271121



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shrewsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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UID: 455976

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SJ41SE CHURCH ROAD, Meole Brace 653-1/4/757 Church of Holy Trinity 30/05/69


Parish church. 1867-8. E Haycock Junior. Rusticated red sandstone with paler stone dressings and some ashlar bands, plain tiled roof with ridge cresting. PLAN: west tower clasped by nave and lean-to aisles, chancel. EXTERIOR: west tower of 4 stages with angle buttresses. Paired shouldered square-headed lights in second stage, with clock above, and paired lights to bell-chamber in hollow chamfered banded arch. Quatrefoil frieze and corbel table. Embattled parapet and short spire with weather vane. South aisle of 4 bays divided by buttresses, with coped gabled porch with short angle buttresses and foiled archway. Trefoil frieze above. 3-light Decorated windows. Gabled chapel projects, with 2 foiled lancet windows and a rose window over. Chancel with apsidal east end with 3-light Decorated windows in each face. It is distinguished by moulded eaves cornice, and separated from nave by a coped gable, although roof line continues at same level throughout. Lean-to north aisle of 4 bays with Decorated windows. Gabled vestry projects from aisle. INTERIOR: nave arcade of 5 bays, cylindrical shafts with alternately foliate and ring moulded capitals, and red and white banded voussoirs. Cross braced roof trusses carried on corbels. Chancel arch with paired banded shafts with rich foliate capitals. In the chancel, arches lead off each side to side chapels. Ornate roof truss with cross-bracing and curved struts each side of King post. Marble low relief reredos, and quatrefoil wood frieze at wall plate. Oak pews and pulpit possibly original. Octagonal font with alternate panels of marble inlay and raised foliate decoration. War memorial under the west window with high relief figures of a soldier and an angel kneeling each side of a name plate beneath a canopy. STAINED GLASS: noted for its complete series of stained-glass windows by Morris and Company. In the chancel, the windows are dated 1870, and are in a medieval narrative style, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments each side of the Crucifixion with angels, saints and prophets. South side chapel windows dated 1894 by Kempe, with full-height figures depicting the Annunciation. South aisle windows dated 1899, Morris and Co., with full-height figures of prophets, saints and virtues on a pale ground. North aisle windows continue this series and are dated 1903 and 1916. One north window is earlier, dated 1887. It depicts Martha and Mary and is in a different style, with the two figures against a dark ground of drapes and vine leaves. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire: Harmondsworth: 1858-).

Listing NGR: SJ4862010555

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958)

National Grid Reference: SJ 48620 10555


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