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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4553 / 51°27'19"N

Longitude: -0.9823 / 0°58'56"W

OS Eastings: 470808

OS Northings: 173413

OS Grid: SU708734

Mapcode National: GBR QJF.GR

Mapcode Global: VHDWS.XPK7

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39108

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of the
Holy Trinity
SU 7073 12/540
Church of England. Built 1826 to the design of Edward Garbett (local man).
West front owes its present appearance to the 1845 improvement by John Billing
(local architect/builder). Plain brick building oriented north-south, stone
fable end capped by octagonal belfry with spirelet corbelled out at apex.
3 stepped lancets and below, 3 arched doors, centre taller with impost string
carried over and string above. Side buttresses. 4 Bath stone piers to street
wall. Interior: Commissioners' Gothic 5 bay nave, galleries removed, chancel
apse and side chapeslls. Excellent chancel screen by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin from it Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Birmingham. (Graded for this reason). Other internal fittings of high quality include a fine early C18 angular pulpit with fluted egg-cup base with a (possibly replica) tester with putti and soon with curled stair of turned balusters. Also a fine shaped and marbled organ of circa 1800. A possibly circa 1826 Gothick chair with upholstery.

Listing NGR: SU7080873413

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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