Besthorpe Holy Trinity

Official Listing Description

SK 86 SW




(west side)

Parish Church and Boundary wall

Grade II

Parish Church, 1844: brick with welsh slate and stone slab roofs, stone dressings, coped gables with kneelers. Nave with apse, gabled south porch, bell turret. South front has central porch with coped gable and cross, four centred arched doorway with label mould and close boarded door flanked by 2 double lancets with Y tracery. Apse has 3 single lancets and pitched roof. Bell turret has single lancet on each side, modillioned eaves, pyramidal slab roof with cross. Interior rendered except window reveals. Brick chancel arch with moulded ashlar soffit, responds and quoins. At west end, 2 wood-cased iron columns supporting bell turret. Nave roof has tie beam with 3 decorative pendants, supported by curved brackets on carved wooden corbels. Queen posts with arch braces to purlins and curved brackets forming mouchettes in spandrels. Apse roof semi circular with common rafters. Plain C19 deal pews, communion rail 1898. Boundary wall, brick, with cast iron coping carrying ornate cast iron railing and gate.

Listing NGR: SK8256664736