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Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill
pen drawing by Neville Malkin - Nov 1975


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Church of the Holy Trinity, Hartshill

Hartshill Road
Heritage No.
66 A
Date Listed
19 April 1972
Building: Church of the Holy Trinity
Description:  Local quarried stone, Gothic Style, dedicated 1842; designed by George Gilbert Scott 

Financed by Herbert Minton 
designed by George Gilbert Scott

Church of the Holy Trinity
Church of the Holy Trinity
photo: Peter Bennett   c.2000

Holy Trinity, Hartshill Road (nw).

Built at the expense of Herbert Minton to the design of George Gilbert Scott in 1842, i.e. an early work. And, thanks to Minton's attitude, also a large work. It is entirely Camdenian, or rather Puginian, i.e. it appears with the claim to be genuine Middle Pointed, w steeple, windows with geometrical tracery. The chancel incidentally was given its apsidal end only about the 186os or 18705.

The date of the plaster rib-vault is not recorded. It obviously cannot be Scott's. It need hardly be said that glazed Minton tiles are copiously used inside, especially for the dado zone.

Pevsner: The Buildings of England

Church of the Holy Trinity
Church of the Holy Trinity

Parish church.1842 by George Gilbert Scott and Moffatt.

Stone with plain tiled roof with scalloped bands. Decorated style with west tower and spire, nave with 2 aisles and clerestory, chancel.4-stage west tower with clasping buttresses terminating in pinnacles.

West door with paired shafts to triple chamfered arch. 3-light window over then an oculus. Paired bell chamber lights. Trefoiled frieze below parapet. Spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. South porch with shafts to moulded arch repeated on inner doorway. Nave of 4 bays divided by gableted buttresses, each with a 2-light traceried window. Corbels support projecting parapet. Low clerestory above, with quatrefoil windows. Ornate chancel: shafts with foliate capitals and hood moulds to windows. Inside, high arcade of 5 bays with clusters shafts carrying rib vaulted ceiling.

Encaustic floor tiles throughout and tiled dado with high glazed frieze and quatrefoil memorial tiles inset. Original pews with poppy-head bench ends. Deep-moulded chancel arch. Wood reredos with interlace in panelling and riddle posts, installed as war memorial. Painted panelled ceiling to chancel, and vaulted roof over apse.

Early-medieval-style stained glass to chancel, with small lozenges containing scenes, and Mannerist-style glass in south aisle of 1902-1904. The church was endowed by Herbert Minton.

 (The Victoria History of the Countries of England: R.B.Pugh: Staffordshire: Oxford: 1963-).

tiled dado with high glazed frieze and quatrefoil memorial tiles inset
tiled dado with high glazed frieze and quatrefoil memorial tiles inset

Encaustic floor tiles throughout
Encaustic floor tiles throughout

photos: Steve Birks 2000

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