Holy Trinity Sloane Street is a London Anglican parish church, built in 1888 - 90 at the south-eastern side of Sloane Street to a striking Arts and Crafts design by the architect John Dando Sedding at the cost of the 5th Earl Cadogan, in whose London estate it lay. It replaced an earlier building only half its size which, at the time of its demolition, was less than 60 years old.Arrange to visit Holy Trinity Sloane Square and other attractions in London using our London route builder app .
Original buildingThe first church on the site was a Gothic construction of 1828 - 30 designed by James Savage, built in brick with stone dressings. The west front, towards the street, had an entrance flanked by octagonal turrets topped with spires. Its seating capacity was recorded as 1,450 in 1838 and 1,600 in 1881. It was originally intended as chapel of ease to the new parish church of St Luke, but was given its own parish, sometimes known as Upper Chelsea, in 1831. It was closed and demolished in 1888, and a temporary iron church with a capacity of 800 was provided in Symons Street while a new building was under construction.
Present buildingThe new building, the present Holy Trinity, was built on a grand scale to a design by John Dando Sedding. Though not the longest church in London it was the widest, exceeding St Paul's Cathedral by 9in. The internal fittings were the work of leading sculptors and designers of the day, including F. W. Pomeroy, H. H. Armstead, Onslow Ford and Hamo Thornycroft. Sedding died in 1891 (his memorial can be seen on the north wall in the Lady Chapel) and Henry Wilson took charge of the project to complete the interior decoration of the building to the original design. In part, he failed, for some of the glass was never installed, nor was the important addition of a frieze beneath the high windows even attempted. Some of the internal sculpture or carving is still incomplete. In the 1920s the interior was whitened by F. C. Eden, lightening the character and feel of the building considerably.
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ナイツブリッジからスローンストリートを南下している時遭遇しました。スローンスクエアのそばです。外観はごく普通の教会です。中に入ると結構広くステンドグラスが細やかで素敵でした。 more »I encountered it when I was going south on Sloane Street from Knightsbridge. It's by Sloane Square. The exterior is a very ordinary church. The stained glass was fine and wonderful considerably wide when entering inside.
This church is not obvious to see located in the Sloane Square area but is worth a visit. The east window must be the most amazing window of any parish church and is fit for a cathedral. more »
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