Holy Trinity Church, Birchfield

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Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity, Birchfield (geograph 2228953).jpg
52°30′30.21″N 1°54′8.18″W / 52.5083917°N 1.9022722°W / 52.5083917; -1.9022722Coordinates: 52°30′30.21″N 1°54′8.18″W / 52.5083917°N 1.9022722°W / 52.5083917; -1.9022722
LocationBirchfield, Birmingham
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
History
DedicationHoly Trinity
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II* listed
Architect(s)J. A. Chatwin
StyleVictorian Gothic
Completed1864 (1864)
Specifications
Length117 feet (36 m)
Width48.5 feet (14.8 m)
MaterialsHollington sandstone
Administration
ParishBirchfield
DeaneryHandsworth
ArchdeaconryBirmingham
DioceseAnglican Diocese of Birmingham

Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Birchfield, Birmingham.[1] In 2018, the church was placed on Historic England's Heritage at Risk register due to its poor condition, particularly the roof. [2]

History[edit]

The foundation stone was laid on 26 May 1863,[3] and the church was built by the architect J. A. Chatwin and builders Briggs & Son of rock faced red sandstone with white limestone bands and dressings. It was consecrated on 17 May 1864, by John Lonsdale, the Bishop of Lichfield.[4] It was built for a congregation of 612 people. The building is 117 ft long, 48.5 ft wide.

The church has a good collection of stained glass by the best Victorian manufacturers including Clayton and Bell; Heaton, Butler and Bayne; John Hardman; and Alexander Gibbs of Bedford.

A parish was assigned in 1865 out of St Mary's Church, Handsworth. In 1926, part of the parish was taken to form a parish for All Souls' Church, Witton.

Organ[edit]

The church contained an organ dating from 1866 by Banfield. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. p.182. Second Edition. 1966. Penguin Books Limited
  2. ^ Heritage at Risk - West Midlands Register 2018 (Report). Historic England. p. 53. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ Birmingham Daily Post. Wednesday 27 May 1863 p.3. New Church for Birchfield
  4. ^ Birmingham Daily Post. Wednesday 18 May 1864. p.3. Trinity Church, Birchfield
  5. ^ "NPOR J00006". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 9 February 2015.

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