Trinity Green

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Trinity Green, 12 September 2010

Trinity Green is a public park located on the edge of Stockton Town Centre in Stockton-on-Tees, England. The park is dominated by the preserved ruins of Holy Trinity Church which was gutted by fire in Autumn 1991.[1] Trinity Green was given to the town of Stockton by Bishop William van Mildert at the start of the 19th Century.

Holy Trinity Church[edit]

Holy Trinity Church was an Anglican church, listed Grade II* in 1951, until 1982 when the decline in members and finances forced it to close. In 1985 the building was taken over by the Greek Orthodox church, but the church was plagued by vandalism until it was destroyed by fire in Autumn of 1991. The cause of the fire was never established. The ruin continued to be vandalised until it was protected by a steel fence, and is now the site of many of Stockton's cultural events such as Stockton International Riverside Festival.

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Coordinates: 54°33′37″N 1°18′55″W / 54.5602°N 1.3153°W / 54.5602; -1.3153