Thursday, 15 May 2008

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church, on Portland Street, is one of many buildings in Cheltenham designed by George Underwood. The Church was built in 1820-3 in a Gothic Revival style and is unlike many of the other Churches in town that have the usual spire, I think it has a French look about it. The construction of the church was funded by the sale of shares. Each share that a parishioner purchased entitled them to the use of a pew in the church. If you weren't well off enough to buy a share you had to pay a shilling to attend each service!

5 comments:

brian said...

it's a beautiful building, and appears to have a big bell tower there. the church down on the corner from me chimes on every hour like a grandfather clock and plays tunes at christmas - it must be digital or something.. =)

magiceye said...

lovely perspective!

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a new one on me. I never heard of having to pay to go to church. If that happened here the churches would close and are almost all without living people now.

The photo is nice. I was just stunned at the cost to attend.

Jackie said...

I think it looks like an Oxford or Cambridge college, a bit.

Tanya said...

How grand! Love the angle you snapped it in. I also love the wrought iron!

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