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Trinity Church
Title : Trinity Church Trinity Church
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Source : B 9483/2
Date of creation : 1840
Additional Creator : Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 175 x 105 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Trinity Church from an original sketch by the late S.T. Gill, 1840. Now known as Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace is the state's oldest church building.

It underwent three stages of construction in 1838, 1845 and 1889. The foundation stone for the stone building was laid by Governor Hindmarsh in January 1838.

In December 1844 the building was considered structurally unsafe and was closed until August 1845, after having been partly rebuilt and enlarged. The original tall steeple was replaced by a belfry set on top of the tower.

There were suggestions in 1862 that a new Trinity Church should be built, however it was not until 1888 that major changes took place. The original church was enlarged and renovated so that in effect it became a new church. The walls were raised, a new roof constructed, the chancel rebuilt and the tower raised. The architect for this work was Edward Woods. The work was completed in 1889. Today the church that we see is very much that of Woods' design.

Related names :

Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880

Holy Trinity Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1840
Period : 1836-1851
Place : North Terrace, Adelaide
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, editors: Susan Marsden, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

An Illustrated brochure of Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, the pioneer church in the colony of South Australia, founded in 1836, compiled by Holy Trinity Public Relations Committee, Adelaide, S. Aust.: The Committee, 1979

Holy Trinity, Adelaide: the pioneer church in the diocese of Adelaide: history, outreach architecture, message, Holy Trinity Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Public Relations Committee, [Adel., [1971?]

Pitt, G. Index to pioneers arriving in South Australia from overseas ports, July 1836 to December 1845 Archives Department, 1935

Burrows, A. Kith and Kin: Sources for family history Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide: 1994

Kwan, Elizabeth. Living in South Australia: a social history, Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Migration Museum. From many places: the history and cultural traditions of South Australian people, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Migration Museum (History Trust of S.A.) in association with Wakefield Press, 1995

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