Architectural Detail

Holy Trinity Church, Hagworthingham
One of the Grade II* listed buildings in Hagworthingham, the church was restored by James Fowler of Louth in 1859.
Details of the building:
C12, restored C14, clerestorey destroyed C14, heavily restored 1859 by J. Fowler, tower collapsed 1972. Dressed greenstone, some red brick patching. Plain tile roofs with decorative ridge. Coped east and porch gables with single ridge cross to the east nave. Hipped roof to the organ chamber. Single stack to the south nave. Buttressed and set on a chamfered plinth. Remains of tower, nave, south aisle, south porch, south organ chamber and chancel. West wall with evidence of former chamfered tower arch, now part blocked with a single rectangular light. The lower portion of the west wall projects and extending from either side, forming a quadrangle, is a low ashlar and red brick wall, being the remains of the angle buttressed tower. North nave with some Cll herringbone has a single C19 lancet, to the left is a single pair of similar lancets, 2 single lancets and on the far left and set low a single small rectangular light. The north chancel has a single trefoil arched C19 faucet. The east chancel has a single C19 arched 3 light window with cusped tracery, hood mould, decorative label stops and continuous sill band. The south chancel window corresponds to the north chancel. The south wall of the organ chamber has a single C19 window with 2 trefoil arched lights and single blind trefoil. The south nave has a single C19 lancet, to the left is a single pair of similar lancets, the C19 porch with moulded and chamfered arched entrance, the inner order supported on a single pair of colonnettes. Hood mould and decorative label stops over. Inner moulded arched C19 doorway with hood mould and decorative label stops. To the far left is a single similar C19 lancet. The west wall with single similar lancet. Interior. 4 bay C12 nave arcade with circular columns and west respond, the east respond octagonal. All with moulded capitals and C14 double chamfered arches. Chamfered part blocked tower arch. C19 moulded chancel arch supported on circular responds with hood mould and decorative label stops. The north and south chancel windows with chamfered arches supported on single pairs of colonnettes, the east window with moulded arch supported on single pair of colonnettes with shaft rings, hood mould and decorative label stops. Mid C13 octagonal ashlar font, the bowl supported on 8 slim shafts with single central larger shaft. Remains of a worn decorated C12 pedestal piscina. C17 oak chest with some decoration.

It is said that some victims of the Civil War Battle at Winceby crawled down the hill to Hagworthingham and are now buried in the churchyard.

The Church in Hagworthingham