by emma last modified Feb 11, 2019 12:46 PM

Holy Trinity Church

by emma last modified Feb 11, 2019 12:46 PM
Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, circa 1915

The Holy Trinity Church was built between 1829-1832, designed by architects Thomas Rickman and Henry Hutchinson. The history of the Trinity Centre has always been widely connected to community arts and inner city regeneration.

The Trinity Centre is a significant iconic space. Built in the Gothic-revival between 1829-1832 it is a Waterloo Church and considered to be one of the finest examples of the work of architects Thomas Rickman and Henry Hutchinson.

The Trinity Centre is an important Grade II* listed building, which retains significant townscape value in the context of Old Market Conservation Area, defined as "an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance." In this context, the project is incredibly important in order to help increase visibility of this historic asset and raise the profile of the conservation area.

Thomas Rickman and Henry Hutchinson - two architects from Birmingham who were major figures in Gothic-revival architecture - also designed the piers, perimeter walls and railings, which are also listed.

The church was built using Bath stone in a Perpendicular style, characterised by its proportion and balance with strong emphasis on the vertical elements and linear design.

At its peak, the Holy Trinity housed a congregation of 2,000 but in 1976 it ceased to be a functioning church and was sold by the Church of England to Bristol Caribbean Community Enterprise group, with a covenant to ensure its continued use for youth, community and arts activities.

Read more about the Holy Trinity Church on the Bristol Churchcrawler website.

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