Trinity Church, Barrow-in-Furness

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Trinity Church
Presbyterian Church, Barrow.jpg
The church pictured in August 2005 post fire
Basic information
Location Hindpool, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England
Geographic coordinates 54°06′45″N 3°13′25″W / 54.1125°N 3.2236°W / 54.1125; -3.2236Coordinates: 54°06′45″N 3°13′25″W / 54.1125°N 3.2236°W / 54.1125; -3.2236
Affiliation Presbyterianism
Country United Kingdom
Status Demolished
Heritage designation Grade II listed building
Completed 1875

Trinity Church was a Presbyterian church located on School Street in Barrow-in-Furness, England. The church building was built in 1875 to accommodate the town's large Scottish Presbyterian congregation which had been meeting in the Welsh Chapel for ten years.[1] It closed around 100 years later in 1971 after the union of various other congregations (including St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the English Presbyterians).[1] The building continued to be used for various functions, however in March 2005 was almost nearly destroyed by fire when it was being used as a bike store.[1] The building's owner absolved itself of all responsibility for its upkeep in 2009 and Barrow Borough Council took control in 2013, and with no chance of redevelopment; demolished it later the same year.[2]

The Italian/Romanesque church was designed by Paley and Austin architects and cost £5,000 to build on a site that was donated to the Presbyterian congregation by Sir James Ramsden.[1] Trinity Church was one of just seven places of worship in Barrow with listed building status prior to demolition.[3]

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