Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square
|Holy Trinity Church, Nottingham|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Architect(s)||Henry Isaac Stevens|
|Style||Early English Period|
|Length||129 feet (39 m)|
|Width||64 feet (20 m)|
|Spire height||172 feet (52 m) rebuilt 2ft higher in 1861|
|Diocese||Diocese of Southwell|
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; its external dimensions were 129 feet by 64, and it had a square tower, on which was an octagonal lantern 24 feet high, surmounted with a spire rising 29 feet. It was built at a cost of £10,000 (equivalent to £820,070 in 2015). The living was in the gift of Trustees; and had a net income of £400.
The spire was the tallest in Nottingham. Unfortunately, the spire was declared unsafe and removed sometime prior to the closure of the church.
In 1954, Canon R.J.R. Skipper of Holy Trinity Church, Lenton, died in the pulpit whilst preaching.
- 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 – ????
- W.T. Cockrem 1871 - ????
Closure and demolition
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 Civil engineer and architect's journal, Volume 4. William Laxton. 1841
- UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
- A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 446-461.
- A Centenary History of Nottingham. John Beckett. Manchester University Press. 1997
- Nottinghamshire Guardian - Friday 5 May 1871