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Holy Trinity, Blackpool
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Holy Trinity Church
Coordinates: 53°47′47″N 3°03′13″W / 53.7965°N 3.0535°W / 53.7965; -3.0535
OS grid reference SD 3073233848
Location Blackpool, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website www.htss.org.uk Official Facebook page
History
Dedication Holy Trinity
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 20 October 1983 (1983-10-20)
Architect(s) Richard Knill Freeman
Architectural type Church
Style Decorated Gothic
Administration
Deanery Blackpool
Archdeaconry Lancaster
Diocese Blackburn
Province York

Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Completed in 1895, the present church replaced one from 1836. Designed by Richard Knill Freeman in the Decorated Gothic style, it has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of Blackburn, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the deanery of Blackpool.

History

A church was first built on the site of Holy Trinity in 1836. It was located amongst sandhills, in what is now Dean Street in Blackpool's South Shore area. Designed by John Braithwaite, the church held 250 people. The church became a parish church in 1871. In the 1880s, damage to the building meant that a new church had to be built; it was completed in 1895. The new design was by Bolton architect Richard Knill Freeman. Holy Trinity was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage on 20 October 1983. The Grade II listing is for buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest".

Architecture

The church was designed in the Decorated Gothic style and is constructed of yellow sandstone, with dressings in red sandstone and slate roofs. The tower to the north-west has five stages with angled buttresses and two-light belfry openings in triplets and a battlemented parapet. There is a turret with a red pyramidal roof as high as the third stage.

The nave and chancel are under a continuous high roof. The nave is of three bays with pilaster buttresses. The chancel has two bays and a timber vault. The transepts have two gables externally, with large four-light windows.

There is stained glass in windows to the east and west by Ward and Hughes, from the early 20th century. Two large windows in the south transept were designed in 1909 by Carl Almquist of Shrigley and Hunt.

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