Holy Trinity, Weston, consecrated in July 1865, was built on land given by Thomas Chamberlayne of Weston Grove House. It was erected at the sole expense of its first incumbent, the Reverend William Preston Hulton. The architect was Alfred Bedborough, but its inspiration came from the earlier career of the Reverend Hulton.
On the death of his aunt in 1852, Hulton inherited the Barnfield estate in Weston, the nearest church to which was Jesus Chapel, Pear Tree. To fill the spiritual void, Hulton erected a temporary church in 1855, followed by the present-day Holy Trinity, built between 1864 and 1865. It was a replica of the neo-Decorated St Matthew, Landscove, which had been built in 1851 to designs by John Loughborough whilst Hulton was vicar of nearby Staverton. It is Grade II listed.
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p594. (H/i)
‘William Hinves and Alfred Bedborough: Architects in Nineteenth-Century Southampton’, by Richard Preston, Southampton Local History Forum Journal, no. 17, Autumn 2010, p3-32. (HS/h)
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