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4421


Sunderland


Sunderland, Church of Holy Trinity


Sunderland


NZ45NW


Religious Ritual and Funerary


Place of Worship


Church


Post Medieval


C18


Extant Building


Since the old parish church of Bishopwearmouth was no longer large enough, in 1719 an Act of Parliament was obtained to establish the new parish of Sunderland. So it was that the Church of Holy Trinity came to be built, and its cemetery to be laid out, in about 1719 on a piece of ground enclosed from the town moor or common pasture. The church was enlarged in 1735 by the addition of an east apse, and in 1803 the interior was remodelled by Thomas Wilson, who had directed the construction of Burdon's Iron Bridge across the Wear. In 1988, because of a dwindling congregation and the need for expensive repairs, the church was closed. It is now in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund. LISTED GRADE 1


4057


5718


NZ40575718



<< HER 4421 >> J. Rain, 1785, An Eye Plan of Sunderland and Bishopwearmouth Clay, Miller & Milburn, 1984, An Eye Plan of Sunderland and Bishopwearmouth, p 33 N. Pevsner (second edition revised by Elizabeth Williamson), 1985, The Buildings of England: County Durham, p 450 Dept. of National Heritage, A List of Buildings of Special ... Interest, 920-1/12/45 I. Ayris, River Wear Heritage Trail R. Hutchins, 1982, Sunderland Parish Church - A Short History; Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 17

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