Holy Trinity Anglican Church Registered Heritage Structure
Codroy, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0N, Canada
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Description of Historic Place
Holy Trinity Church is a two storey wooden church constructed in the Gothic Style. Built in 1913, to replace a previous church on the site, Holy Trinity is a focal point of the Codroy landscape. This designation includes the church building and cemetery on the grounds.
Holy Trinity Church is designated as a Registered Heritage Structure due to its architectural, cultural and environmental values.
Architecturally, Holy Trinity Church is a good example of the Gothic Revival style adapted in a rural setting. This style of architecture was very popular in rural Newfoundland churches during this period. While the church is a simplified version of the Gothic style, the use of typical Gothic elements such as pointed arches and lancet windows is evident throughout. There are also some unusual elements that contribute to the architectural value of the building including the interior bracing to protect against the wind and the large dome roofed bell tower at the west end of the church.
Holy Trinity Church is built on the site of the former Anglican church in Codroy. The first church blew down in a windstorm and this church was built in its place. The new church was built from local materials including mostly hand cut wood. Most of the labour was done by local parishioners and the solid construction of the church is a testament to the quality of craftsmanship during this period.
Holy Trinity Church is the centre of the Anglican community in Codroy. Furthermore, it is a focal point on the landscape of Codroy. Fishermen are known to use Holy Trinity as a landmark when looking for the fishing grounds.
The grounds of Holy Trinity Church include a cemetery that is valuable for its association with the people who built this church.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered Property File: Codroy-Holy Trinity Church.
All those interior and exterior elements that are representative of the Newfoundland outport expression of the ecclesiastical Gothic Revival style of architecture, including:
-arched windows, pointed arches in nave, clerestory windows;
-use of local materials;
-bell tower with domed roof at west end of church;
-location of church within community; and,
-location in regards to adjoining cemetery.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
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