Howgill: Holy Trinity

Howgill: Holy Trinity
Record Type:
Church code:
Westmorland & Furness
Sedbergh and Lune

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607382 Howgill Holy Trinity
Exterior image of 607382 Howgill Holy Trinity
Photograph of the exterior of Holy Trinity church Howgill taken 28 August 2013
Year / Date:
Roger Templeman
Roger Templeman

Summary Description

Holy Trinity Church was built in 1838 to a design by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe. It replaced a small chapel on the other side of Chapel Beck that dated back to about 1865. The main person responsible for creation was Rev’s Isaac Green, the second master at Sedbergh School and incumbent of the parish. The land was given by Stephen Sedgwick and the new church was consecrated on the 29th October 1838. Holy Trinity church has a simple design in Early English Style; it is built in rubble with sandstone dressings and has a slate roof. Its plan consists of a nave with a short chancel. The west front is gabled with buttresses at the corners; it contains three windows and a doorway, above which is a bellcote. On both the north and south sides are six lancet windows, with a buttress between the first and second windows from the west on each side. The chancel is slightly lower than the nave. It has one window on each side and a triple lancet window at the east end. Internally there is a west gallery, box pews and a panelled font.

Visiting and Facilities

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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Roger Templeman (2013) Exterior image of 607382 Howgill Holy Trinity [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607382 Howgill Holy Trinity
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 1975 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 1
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]


ICBS File Number - 02299

Coverage - 1838

Created by SHARPE, Edmund: b. 1809 - d. 1877 of Lancaster

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell