Bulcote Holy Trinity

Official Listing Description

SK 64 SE



(west side)

Church of
Holy Trinity

Grade II

Chapel of Ease. 1862. Ashlar with red brick dressings. Slate roofs with decorative ridges and coped gables with single ridge crosses to porch, bellcote and east nave. West bellcote, nave, south porch, north vestry/organ chamber and chancel. Buttressed and set on a chamfered plinth with continuous flush sill and lintel brick bands, broken by the buttresses. Ashlar bellcote supported upon an ashlar base which is mounted on to the apex of the west wall. The lower edge of the base is broken by 2 open trefoil arches and is in turn supported on 3 foliate decorated corbels. Over the trefoils is a single decorated quatrefoil. In the bellcote is a single trefoil arched opening containing the single bell, at the outer angles are single columns with foliate capitals which support the gable over containing in the apex a single circular panel with carved figure. The west wall has 3 lancets, the single central lancet being taller. The north nave has 3 windows each with 2 pointed arched lights surmounted by a single circle. The north vestry has a segmental pointed arched doorway. Adjacent the east wall is a single flight of ashlar steps leading down to a doorway with plank door. Above is a single 2 light window under a flat arch with flush pointed relieving arch over. The apsidal east end has 3 tall trefoil arched lights. In the south chancel wall is a single pair of similar lights. The south nave has 2 windows corresponding to those of the north nave. To the left is the porch with moulded arched entrance, the inner order supported on columns with foliate decorated capitals. The outer order supported on imposts being chamfered under with broach and bar stops. There is a hood mould with human head label stops. Over, in the gable apex, is a single circular panel decorated with carved head. Inner chamfered arched doorway with imposts, the chamfering under with bar stops. Interior. Double chamfered chancel arch, the inner chamfer supported on columns with decorative capitals, the outer chamfer to nave and chancel supported on similarly decorated capitals with portions of colonnettes in turn supported on angel carved corbels. The roof at the juncture of chancel and apse is supported on similar colonnettes, capitals and foliate carved corbels. Chancel/north vestry arch. Under the east windows extends a continuous moulded band with foliate stops. In the south side is the remains of a C12 piscina decorated with crude volutes. Octagonal ashlar font. Flanking the chancel arch are single boards with quotations from Exodus Chap.XX. There is a C19 painting with scenes of the medieval church and the C19 church. Some C19 monuments.