This church is situated on the north side of Millbrook Road, east of Auckland Road. It was built between 1872 and 1882 in plain English style by architect Henry Woodyer on land donated by Lady Barker-Mill. It was a replacement for the medieval church of St Nicholas, which had fallen into disrepair. The foundation stone was laid in November 1872 and the church consecrated in May 1874. The tower and spire were not completed until 1882. David Lloyd (Building of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W.) described the church as a moderately ambitious village church with an assertively picturesque exterior; and a “mountainous spire”. The spire is still a familiar Millbrook landmark. During World War Two the Nazi propagandist Lord Haw Haw claimed that German airmen used it as a navigational aid. It is Grade II listed.

Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook

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Photograph, c.2000

Further reading:
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p567. (H/i)
Millbrook- the Hidden Past, by Rosaleen Wilkinson, p18-22. (HS/h)


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