Ruins of Holy Trinity Church

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Comments (5)

© KennyW on March 16, 2009

Ha - I am classed as a woolie backed mackem living in smoggieland! My father worked down Trimdon pit then moved to Fishburn pit until it closed. I moved to Stockton after I was married. I dont know much about the church other than this is how it looks AFTER the council spent half a million on it!!!

pedrocut on January 28, 2010

Hi Kenny

I have a great number of Church pictures, but this caught my interest as it seems reasonably modern and yet in ruins, and the fence is close to the building.

I found this Brief Description and History from Google..

The building of Holy Trinity, to the 'eclectic Gothic' design of John and Benjamin Green, began in 1834. The church provided a significant new landmark in the town but has experienced a turbulent history. The top of the spire was lost during a gale in 1882 and since its completion the church has suffered from structural problems. In1982 it was declared redundant, and in 1991 an act of arson destroyed the roof and many other historic elements. Despite the significant loss of fabric, it was agreed the building remained worthy of its grade II* listing, not least because of its importance in the townscape of Stockton. The local authority and English Heritage then worked together to stabilise the gutted church and place it at the centre of the newly landscaped Trinity Green park that would revitalise an area of Stockton cut off, economically and socially, from the rest of the town.

All the Best Peter

© KennyW on January 30, 2010

Hi Peter

Thanks for the info - and there was me thinking it was just a place for the local drug community to hide out!!!

Regards

Kenny

pedrocut on January 31, 2010

Hi Kenny

Besides the architecture of the Church, I noticed the fence around the perimeter. It reminded me of the latter stages of the Shropshire Way when we were approaching *Ludlow

Looking forward to the castle, church, medieval and Georgian buildings in the historic town centre, we decided to have our lunch in the Churchyard. Having entered Ludlow in the down town area it did not get any better as there was no Churchyard and the Church fenced off. The green area behind the Church did have a bench but, we had our lunch knee deep in ash and Rizla papers.

I don’t think it was St. Bruno or Three Nuns that had been smoked!

All the Best Peter

helianta on February 7, 2010

Very beautiful church and a photo. Good luck, helianta.

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  • Uploaded on March 15, 2009
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    by © KennyW
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2009/03/15 13:45:15
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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