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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, is a parish church of the Church of England located in Coventry City Centre, West Midlands, England.Above the chancel arch is probably the most impressive Doom wall-painting now remaining in an English church.HistoryThe church dates from the 12th century and is the only Medieval church in Coventry which is still complete. It is 59 metres (194 feet) long, and has a spire 72 metres (237 feet) high.The church was restored in 1665–1668, and the tower was recased in 1826 by Thomas Rickman. The east end was rebuilt in 1786 and the west front by Richard Charles Hussey in 1843.The inside of the church was restored by George Gilbert Scott in 1854.Doom paintingThe doom painting was painted above the tower arch in 1430s. It was discovered in 1831, covered by a lime wash, and was then restored and varnished over by a local artist, David Gee. In the years following, the varnish darkened and hid the painting from view again. In 1995, conservation and restoration work was begun and the painting was revealed 2004.
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  • A jewel in Coventry's crown. Known for it's "doomsday painting" this beautiful old church is well worth a visit. The painting is visible again after several months being hidden while the roof was bein...  read more »
  • In the middle of being painted but a beautiful church and right in the centre of coventry if you are visiting - worth a look 
  • This is another historical building within the Cathedral area with a terrific spire.Luckily it survived the bombing , we were told by a lovely Lady working there that on that fateful night the Ministe...  read more »
  • It's a large church; it's often open; it does not charge for entry - compare and contrast with the nearby cathedral. If you are looking for a place of quiet reflection or prayer in the middle of the day - this is a very good choice.
  • Holy Trinity Church is a fascinating place, but ... Google places Holy Trinity where the Cathedral Dean's house is. In fact Holy Trinity is at 52.408462,-1.508819 - off Trinity Street, not surprisingly!
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