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Holy Trinity Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aston, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5088 / 52°30'31"N

Longitude: -1.9028 / 1°54'10"W

OS Eastings: 406694

OS Northings: 290103

OS Grid: SP066901

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZY.LK

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.Y6YL

Entry Name: Holy Trinity Church

Listing Date: 8 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472700

Location: Birmingham, B20

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Aston

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Birchfield

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


3/10211 Holy Trinity Church


Anglican church. 1864; by J.A. Chatwin. Rock-faced red sandstone with bands ofwhite limestone, and white limestone dressings. Steeply pitched slate roof with stone-coped gable ends and red clay ridge tiles. PLAN: Nave, chancel with polygonal apse, N and S aisles, short transepts and south porch with tower and spire over; later C19 vestry on south side of chancel. High Victorian Gothic style. EXTERIOR: Geometric tracery windows. Aisles have 2-light windows, gabled transepts with large stone rose windows with plate tracery , and on south side a porch through a large tower with angle buttresses, tall 2-light bell-openings and a stone broach spire with gargoyles, lucarnes and carved frieze bands. Small clerestory windows of three cusped lights. Large 4-light west window with Geometric tracery , moulded pointed arch doorway below and trefoil above. Buttresses with weathered set-offs. Polygonal apse with tall 2-light windows with Geometric tracery. INTERIOR: Ashlar walls with deep rear-arches. Lofty nave with 5-bay arcades with double-chamfered arches, and round piers with stiff -leaf capitals. Alternate principals of the scissor-braced nave roof spring from angel corbels low down on the clerestory walls, with ceiled ashlar- pieces above. Chancel and apse roof painted. Deeply moulded chancel arch, the inner order on corbel shafts. Apse has blind cusped arcading, canopied sedilea and reredos with canopy over carved relief of Crucifixion. Encaustic floor tiles. Furpishings intact, including Communion rail, choir stalls, lecterns and pews, organ cantilevered out on angel.brackets, elaborate stone pulpit and font. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell; Heaton Butler and Bayne; Hardman; and Alexander Gibbs of Bedford. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.182.

Listing NGR: SP0669490103

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