The Victorian Holy Trinity - known as the ‘new church’ to distinguish it from the partially ruined old church - is normally open in daylight hours. Visitors are welcome to wander around inside and out.
The church opened in 1877 to replace the old church. The old church dates from the 12th and 13th Centuries and is worth visiting in its own right; please see the separate entry.
The new church was built by the then Earl Fitzwilliam in memory of his parents. Because it was partly erected to reflect the status of this family it is far larger than the village itself merits. Family members were buried in a separate plot to the rear of the church.
The magnificent building with its tall spire was designed by the distinguished Victorian church architect, JL Pearson. The interior is particularly fine. The east and west windows are good examples of 19th century stained glass (by Kempe) and there is a nice series of 20th century windows down the north aisle, all connected with land agents to the estate. Family memorials are in the south transept. The stone reredos behind the altar depicts the Last Supper.
The church is often used for art exhibitions and concerts – its excellent acoustics have also made it a popular venue for classical music recording sessions.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Church Drive, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TW
Opening Times: Open dawn-dusk everyday when possible.
Contact: 0114 2465064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: M1 J36. Follow A6135. Left on B6090 Harley Road into Wentworth.
Grid Reference: SK 382 982 GB Grid
The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.
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