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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in South Middleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.55 / 53°32'59"N

Longitude: -2.2054 / 2°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 386484

OS Northings: 405949

OS Grid: SD864059

Mapcode National: GBR FW1D.B4

Mapcode Global: WHB99.311B

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 9 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1417026

Location: Rochdale, M24

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: South Middleton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Middleton (Rochdale)

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rhodes and Parkfield

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1417028. This entry was removed from the list on 11-March-2015.


Church of the Holy Trinity


(Formerly also listed as Church of the Holy Trinity Sunny Brow Road, Parkfield)

Church. 1861-2. By George Shaw of Uppermill. Coursed square stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with stone-coped gables. Decorated style. Chancel with apse, south vestry and transept, nave and south porch. Polygonal apse has east trefoil and lancets either side. 2-light windows to nave north side. South vestry has 2-light window and door. Double gabled south transept has 3-light windows. 2-light windows to aisle and door to south porch. West end has 4-light window and bellcote to gable.
INTERIOR. Chancel has finely carved stone reredos with relief of the Last Supper within an openwork canopy. Choir stalls with panelling behind. Low stone and marble chancel screen. Roof of curved braces rising from stone corbels. Stained glass to apse windows. Nave has carved pulpit on stone base and octagonal font. Stained glass to some windows including west. Roof of arched braces rising from stone corbels. South transept has stained glass and, on the piers of the arcade, a very unusual and significant 1st World War memorial of large brass plaques fitted to the sides. These record all the many names of those from the parish who fought in the war, those who did not return inscribed in red. The particularly unusual feature is that they are listed by the street from which they came.
This small well-detailed church has much of interest in fittings and glass and a War Memorial of special significance.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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