Heydon: Holy Trinity

Heydon: Holy Trinity
Record Type:
Church code:
The Icknield Way Villages

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Heydon

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 608574 Holy Trinity, Heydon
Exterior image of 608574 Holy Trinity, Heydon
Photograph of the exterior of Holy Trinity, Heydon.
Year / Date:
2009, July 20
Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards

Summary Description

Holy Trinity church is partly a late fifteenth century medieval church with an expensive 1865-6 east end by Joseph Clarke. Following bomb damage in 1940 the building was reinstated by Sir Albert Richardson, who rebuilt the north nave and aisle in imitation of the remaining south side but built the short west tower in red brick. This is capped with copper, which with the copper gutters of the nave are a distinctive feature of the church. The site is of high archaeological and historical importance and the church of high townscape value at the centre of the community. The grade II* listing reflects this significance, while also reflecting the loss of many historic fittings and memorials. The church shelters a maternity colony of brown long-eared bats.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

Cathedral and Church Buildings Division (2014) Research into the Presence of Bats in Churches [Digital Archive/Data]
CCB project, summer 2014, to ascertain the presence or absence of bats in church building
Robert Edwards (2009, July 20) Exterior image of 608574 Holy Trinity, Heydon [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 608574 Holy Trinity, Heydon
John Salmon (2011, January 20) Interior image of 608574 Holy Trinity, Heydon [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 608574 Holy Trinity, Heydon
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 6193 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 3
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6414/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~101027~115337 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 05180

Coverage - 1857

Created by ?JECKELL, Thomas: b. 1826 - d. 1881 of Norwich and London;ROWE, Richard Reynolds: b. 1824 - d. 1899 of Cambridge

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 5 Bells [Archive/Index]
5 Bells