Holy Trinity Church, Blackpool

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Holy Trinity, Blackpool
Holy Trinity Church Blackpool SW view.jpg
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity, Blackpool is located in Blackpool
Holy Trinity, Blackpool
Holy Trinity, Blackpool
Location in Blackpool
Coordinates: 53°47′47″N 3°03′13″W / 53.7965°N 3.0535°W / 53.7965; -3.0535
OS grid referenceSD 3073233848
LocationBlackpool, Lancashire
Websitewww.htss.org.uk Official Facebook page
DedicationHoly Trinity
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II
Designated20 October 1983 (1983-10-20)
Architect(s)Richard Knill Freeman
Architectural typeChurch
StyleDecorated Gothic

Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Completed in 1895, the present church replaced one from 1836. Designed by Richard Knill Freeman in the Decorated Gothic style, it has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of Blackburn, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the deanery of Blackpool.


A church was first built on the site of Holy Trinity in 1836.[1] It was located amongst sandhills, in what is now Dean Street in Blackpool's South Shore area. Designed by John Braithwaite, the church held 250 people. The church became a parish church in 1871.[1] In the 1880s, damage to the building meant that a new church had to be built; it was completed in 1895.[2] The new design was by Bolton architect Richard Knill Freeman. Holy Trinity was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage on 20 October 1983.[3] The Grade II listing is for buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest".[4]


The church was designed in the Decorated Gothic style and is constructed of yellow sandstone, with dressings in red sandstone and slate roofs.[3] The tower to the north-west has five stages with angled buttresses and two-light belfry openings in triplets and a battlemented parapet.[3][5] There is a turret with a red pyramidal roof as high as the third stage.[3]

The nave and chancel are under a continuous high roof. The nave is of three bays with pilaster buttresses.[3] The chancel has two bays and a timber vault.[5] The transepts have two gables externally, with large four-light windows.[5]

There is stained glass in windows to the east and west by Ward and Hughes, from the early 20th century. Two large windows in the south transept were designed in 1909 by Carl Almquist of Shrigley and Hunt.[5]



  1. ^ a b Farrer & Brownbill (1912)
  2. ^ Bradshaw, R., "Articles", official site, Holy Trinity Church, South Shore, Blackpool, retrieved 30 August 2010
  3. ^ a b c d e "Church of the Holy Trinity", Heritage Gateway, English Heritage, retrieved 30 August 2010
  4. ^ "Listed Buildings", English Heritage, 2010, archived from the original on 24 January 2013, retrieved 19 August 2011
  5. ^ a b c d Hartwell & Pevsner (2009), pp. 134–136


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