Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton church charwelton 30112008- 007 (by Walwyn)

Late 13th early 14th century Gothic Church of the grand decorated period.

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The Arts & Crafts altar was made in 1904 and contains five carved panels. Four are of carved vines with leaves and grapes. The central panel is of the Communion and the Last Supper. The altar rails are dumb-bell balusters are 17th century. The 19th century pews came from All Saints Church, Emscote Lawn in Leamington Spa in 1973 before it was demolished.

Eric Gill lettering Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton Eric Gill lettering Holy Trinity - Church Charwelton

The panels above of the 10 Commandments were painted by Eric Gill when the church was restored around 1904. The lettering is a bit hard to read, but I’ve brought it out a bit in post-processing.

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The north chapel contains a fine tudor tomb of Sir Thomas Andrews and his two wives, Katherine and Mary. The tomb was built after the death of his first wife Katherine during the reign of ‘Bloody’ Mary. In 2001 major conservation work took place prior to its inclusion in an Exhibition of Medieval Sculpture at the Tate Gallery.

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In addition to the tomb there are three magnificent brasses in the centre aisle of the church these are dedicated to three Thomas Andrewes and their wives. In the north aisle a monument of 1590 of Reigate stone which was erected by Thomas Andrewe in memory of his two wives. The monument also depicts their twelve children.

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