Building Name

Holy Trinity Church, Southport

1903 - 1913
Houghton Street/ Manchester Road
Merseyside, England
New build
Grade II*
Woods of Bolton

A NEW CHURCH AT SOUTHPORT - Lord Lathom, Provincial Grand Master of Lancashire, yesterday afternoon laid, with Masonic ceremonial, a memorial-stone in connection with' Holy Trinity Church, Southport. At present it is only intended to rebuild the nave and aisles, at a cost of £10,000 or £12,000, the building of the tower, west end, morning chapel, chancel, and transept being deferred; The estimated cost of the complete scheme is £30,000. The style of architecture is decorated Gothic. The building will be of lofty proportions, resembling a cathedral, the internal arcades rising to a height of 40 feet, whilst the apex of the barrel vault, which covers the nave. will be 62 feet above the floor level. The aisles are to be carried to a height of 32 feet, divided from the nave by graceful octagonal shafts supporting richly moulded arches. Seven fine traceried windows of four lights each, of different design, will illuminate the aisles and nave. Over the aisle windows flying arches are shown in the plans, springing from—buttress to buttress in bold design, the buttresses rising above the parapet being finished with panelled and weathered gablets. The transept, which has still to be built, will consist of a double bay, pierced by two traceried and shafted windows, and the roof be vaulted and divided with richly moulded groin ribs. The architects are Messrs Huon Matear and Simon, Liverpool. [Manchester Guardian 22 September 1904 page 8]

Reference           Manchester Guardian 22 September 1904 page 8 – foundation