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Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield

Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield is a Grade II listed[1] parish church in the Church of England in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.[2]

Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield
Chesterfield - Holy Trinity Church (Newbold Road) - geograph.org.uk - 310584.jpg
Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield
Coordinates: 53°14′24.53″N 1°25′43.61″W / 53.2401472°N 1.4287806°W / 53.2401472; -1.4287806
LocationChesterfield
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Websiteholytrinityandchristchurch.org
History
DedicationHoly Trinity
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II listed
Architect(s)Thomas Johnson
Completed1838
Administration
ParishChesterfield Holy Trinity and Christ Church
DeaneryChesterfield
ArchdeaconryChesterfield
DioceseDiocese of Derby

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HistoryEdit

The foundation stone was laid on 17 May 1837 by the Duke of Devonshire.[3] It was built to the designs of the architect Thomas Johnson. Alterations were made in 1889 by Samuel Rollinson, and a new choir vestry was added in 1938.

The church is well known as the site of the grave of the railway engineer, George Stephenson who died in 1848. A plain memorial slab is positioned in the floor of the sanctuary. The stained glass window at the east end of the church was erected by his son Robert Stephenson.

The church is in a joint parish with Christ Church, Chesterfield.

Monuments and MemorialsEdit

OrganEdit

The church had a pipe organ by Brindley and Foster dating from 1868. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Church of the Holy Trinity, Chesterfield". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England. Derbyshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. Yale University Press. 1978. ISBN 0140710086
  3. ^ "Laying the foundation stone of the new church, Chesterfield". Derby Mercury. Derby. 24 May 1837. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "NPOR N01797". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 1 April 2015.