Ratcliffe on Soar
Features and Fittings
The fittings within and without the church are few. One could say that Holy
Trinity Church, Ratcliffe was a poor church and has virtually no fittings of
Pieces worth mentioning are:
corbels on the walls of the chancel that are the remaining evidence of the
supports for the original hammer-beam roof, circa 1200.
is a corbel in the north aisle broken arch, carved with a face and it is
suggested that it was installed from somewhere else within the church.
rails date from the reign of Charles I. The pre-1550 altar stone was restored
is an Edward VI Reformation “Honest Table” which replaced the
stone altar in 1550.
of sedilia and piscina
On the south
side of the chancel are three-graduated ‘Sedilia’
and a ‘Piscina’ niche and there is another Piscina niche in
the south aisle.
the north side is an arched cut away at low level described as a Sepulchre
or (Easter sepulchre or Founders tomb). There is an ancient carved stone coffin
here that was recovered from the churchyard and placed in the church for safekeeping.
on the north wall of the nave is a wall hanging made by the villagers to
commemorate the Millennium.
pulpit is wooden, and located between the nave and north aisle.