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Old Clee, Holy Trinity
Old Clee, Holy Trinity
Old Clee, Holy Trinity

The tower of Holy Trinity church is largely Anglo-Saxon, with the very top dating from the Perpendicular period.

The exterior walls of the nave, chancel and transepts are modern but elements of Norman work remain inside.

postcard, Church Art Series, 1908

Cleethorpes, Holy Trinity, Old Clee Church
Old Clee, Holy Trinity
Old Clee, Holy Trinity
Old Clee, Holy Trinity

This view of Holy Trinity from the north-west suggests a very rural setting. Today the church is largely surrounded by twentieth century deveopment.

postcard, The Wrench Series (printed in Saxony), undated

Cleethorpes, Old Clee Church
Old Clee, Holy Trinity
Old Clee, Holy Trinity
Old Clee, Holy Trinity
This late-nineteenth-century view of the church from the south is recognisably the same as today’s building, but the surroundings are much changed.
 
The railings either side of the church path have long since been removed and tall trees in the churchyard now almost completely obscure the view of the church from the road.
 
Today’s boundary wall – possibly a truncation of the Victorian wall – is less than 1 metre high and would certainly not dwarf pedestrians in the street as this image amusingly indicates.
 
From the Royal Cabinet Album for Grimsby, published by A Gait of Grimsby and Rock & Co, London, c.1890
Old Clee, church
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Font
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Font
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Font

A simple tub-shaped Norman font with a carved cable band round the top.

Drawing by Mr Eagles, published in Lincolnshire Past & Present

Old Clee, Holy Trinity, font, Eagles
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee

Tower detail.

Spot the ‘Man of Clee’ in the centre.

Mark Acton, 2008

Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee
Old Clee, Holy Trinity, Man of Clee
An enlargement of the unusually shaped stone set in the church tower.
Old Clee, Old Man