Holy Trinity Church Old Wolverton
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History of Holy Trinity Church


he church of Holy Trinity is the original parish church of the Saxon settlement of Wolverton. It stands on an eminence overlooking the valley of the Ouse, close to the mound of a Norman motte and bailey castle, thrown up by Manno the Breton. The medieval building was replaced by a new church begun in 1809 and finished in 1815, which incorporates the 14th century central tower of the old church, re-cased in new masonry as a west tower. A Warwickshire sandstone from Attleborough was used for the new stonework, conveyed to site by the recently opened Grand Junction Canal, a field to the east of the church. The tower houses a fine ring of 6 bells by Briant of Hertford, cast in 1820. The rebuilding of the church was undertaken by the Radcliffe Trust, principal landowner in the parish, Lord of the Manor and Patron of the Living since 1713.