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Tewkesbury (District Authority)
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SO 89444 32881



SO8932 OLDBURY ROAD 859-1/6/323 (East side) 27/07/73 Church of Holy Trinity (Formerly Listed as: OLDBURY ROAD (East side) Holy Trinity Church)


Anglican parish church. 1837, architect Ebenezer Trotman. English bond brickwork, limestone ashlar dressings, steeply pitched slate roof. PLAN: 7-bay lofty nave with narrow added chancel and projecting central west porch contained within full-height pointed arch. EXTERIOR: entrance front is high brick pointed arch in 3 chamfered brick orders, 4-centred lancet in gable, to diagonal buttresses in 3 offsets, stone weatherings, and octagonal brick pepper-pot turrets to stone cappings and finials. Contained within this a projecting porch with moulded stone ogee-gable to pair of plank doors with decorative strap hinges under plank tympanum in pointed arch. All set forward from main gable with gable swept down to haunched kneelers, and diagonal buttresses to 3 offsets. Plinth to 2 chamfered offsets, moulded raking cornice and blocking course to moulded saddle-back coping. Each side of set-forward unit a plank door in segmental moulded arch. N and S sides have 7 lancets in double chamfered brick jambs and pointed arches to brick drip, separated by buttresses to 3 offsets; end buttresses diagonal. Square central ridge turret to slate pyramid, wood louvres, copper-clad skirt. Lower narrow chancel bay with brick coping and cornice above 4-light Perpendicular-style window with 2 transoms, diagonal buttresses, and flanking hipped roof vestries. East gable to nave has raised centre section with gablet and cross above lancet with louvres. INTERIOR: single space 6-bay nave with double gallery at west end, one bay chancel and shallow projection narrow sanctuary. Flat boarded ceiling above ties to composite trusses on braces to stone corbels, plain walls, moulded segmental pointed rere arches and jambs to windows picked out. Small red quarry tiles to aisles with yellow slips to cast-iron gratings to heating ducts. Galleries raised on octagonal stone columns to basket-handle arches with panelled gallery fronts, and above original panelled and glazed entrance lobby, with side access to galleries by wood stairs. Sanctuary bay through 4-centred moulded arch to painted celure, stained oak reredos and panelling, including open screen to organ gallery to left, with 2-light traceried opening to nave, 1850s and later stained glass to windows, and to first 3 windows each side of nave. Original boxed pews in stained pine to nave with central and 2 side blocks, some removed at front with projecting platform. Octagonal stone font. Various tablets, and, left of chancel, dedicatory panel to John Terrett, benefactor (d.1852), giving consecration date August 30th 1837. A simple but remarkably unchanged interior from the pre-Tractarian phase of Anglican church design, the congregation being noted in the C19 for its Low Church sympathies. The church was built to serve a rapidly expanding area called The Oldbury, built up after the enclosure of Oldbury Fields in 1811.

Listing NGR: SO8944432881


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 28 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04181/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Brookes. Source Historic England Archive
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