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Holy Trinity Church - HTH

Holy Trinity is an Anglican church built during the 1850s by prolific and eccentric architect Samuel Sanders Teulon who was “chief among the rogue architects of the mid-Victorian Gothic Revival”.

The early English style church is distinguished by its opulently decorated interior and its layout on a difficult town centre site.  The church took eight years to build and a planned tower was never added.  English Heritage has listed the building at Grade II for its architectural and historical importance.

The design of the church is very unusual, the nave is of six bays and has a south aisle, a chancel with an apse, a vestry with a conical roof and a porch formed from the base of the intended tower.  The west end, facing Claremont, has two gables and a large lancet window with tracery and stone dressings.  The north side, facing Trinity Street, is divided into six cross gabled bays, each with a three-light window with similar tracery.  There are similar windows in the apse, and a more intricate example in the north face of the chancel.  The porch, set at an angle facing Robertson Street, leads into the south aisle.  The shallow hipped roof takes the place of the planned tower.

The roof of the chancel is intricately carved and similar work is above the organ chamber and chancel arch was added during the late 19th-century remodelling.  All of the carvings were by Thomas Earp.  The small Lady Chapel, fitted in below the organ chamber, is a unique feature.  The font dates from the opening of the church, but the highly detailed foliage carving on the stem and base was executed in 1903.

The church today:

In November 2014, Holy Trinity church became part of the HTB network of churches and is now usually referred to as HTH

HTH HTH, Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HT