Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square

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Holy Trinity Church, Nottingham
Coordinates: 52°57′22″N 1°8′56″W / 52.95611°N 1.14889°W / 52.95611; -1.14889
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Evangelical
History
Dedication Holy Trinity
Architecture
Architect(s) Henry Isaac Stevens
Style Early English Period
Completed 1841
Construction cost £10,000
Demolished 1958
Specifications
Capacity 1215
Length 129 feet (39 m)
Width 64 feet (20 m)
Spire height 172 feet (52 m) rebuilt 2ft higher in 1861
Administration
Parish Nottingham
Diocese Diocese of Southwell
Province York

Holy Trinity Church, Nottingham was a Church of England church in Nottingham from 1841 to 1958.

History[edit]

It was designed by the architect Henry Isaac Stevens.

It was a church in the early English style, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was consecrated on 13 October 1841 by John Kaye the Bishop of Lincoln;[1] its external dimensions were 129 feet (39 m) by 64 feet (20 m), and it had a square tower, on which was an octagonal lantern 24 feet (7.3 m) high, surmounted with a spire rising 29 feet (8.8 m) feet. It was built at a cost of £10,000 (equivalent to £834,500 in 2016).[2] The living was in the gift of Trustees; and had a net income of £400.[3]

It was built on land released under the 1839 enclosure of Burton Leys[4] and out of the parish of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham.

The spire was the tallest in Nottingham. Unfortunately, the spire was declared unsafe and removed sometime prior to the closure of the church.

In 1859, the parishioners built Trinity Free Church as a chapel of ease to Holy Trinity. This later became independent as St. Stephen's Church, Bunker's Hill.

In 1954, Canon R.J.R. Skipper of Holy Trinity Church, Lenton, died in the pulpit whilst preaching.

Incumbents[edit]

  • Thomas Hart Francis Penrose Davies 1841–1851
  • Thomas Mosse MacDonald 1851–1871
  • James Allan Smith 1871–1885
  • William Russell Blackett 1885–1892
  • Percy Holbrook 1892–1934
  • Albert Tom Cosford 1934–1936
  • Robert Henry Makepeace 1936–1942
  • Harry Holden 1942 – ????

Organists[edit]

  • W.Telford Cockrem 1871[5] - ???? (afterwards organist of St. Thomas' Church, Nottingham)
  • Charles Rogers ca. 1884
  • Mr. Hibbert ca. 1893
  • Vernon Sydney Read 1913 - 1920 (afterwards organist of Holy Trinity Church, Lenton)
  • H.F. Dunnicliff 1925 - 1928[6] (afterwards organist of Limpsfield Parish Church, Surrey)
  • H. Blyton Dobson 1928 - 1936
  • Cecil Thomas Payne 1936[7] - 1940
  • H.A. Gascoigne ???? - 1950
  • Geoffrey Knight 1950 - ????

Closure and demolition[edit]

The church was demolished in 1958 and the Trinity Square site used for a multi-storey car park until 2006. This has now been redeveloped as the Trinity Square shopping centre.

The church name was preserved with the new Holy Trinity Church, opened in 1958 in the Nottingham suburb of Clifton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Civil engineer and architect's journal, Volume 4. William Laxton. 1841
  2. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  3. ^ A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 446-461.
  4. ^ A Centenary History of Nottingham. John Beckett. Manchester University Press. 1997
  5. ^ Nottinghamshire Guardian - Friday 5 May 1871
  6. ^ "Mr. H.F. Dunnicliff". Nottingham Journal. England. 13 October 1928. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Holy Trinity Church Organist". Nottingham Journal. England. 14 November 1936. Retrieved 2 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 

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