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Monday, 6 April 2009

The original estimate for the building of Holy Trinity Church

In 2006 Alf Beeching researcher of the Margate Historical Society came across the estimates for the building of the old Holy Trinity Church in the Whitfield Archive. They were published in volume 9 number 4 of the societies magazine and I have reproduced them out of interest.

Excavations £69 11s 0d

Bricklayers £3,482 11s 0d

Plasterers £1,715 16s 2d

Stonemasons £9,149 7s 1d

Carpenters £1,575 2s 0d

Joiners £1,590 13s 6d

Plumbers £681 4s 0d

Blacksmith £400 0s 0d

Slaters £214 10s 0d

Glazier £313 18s 0d

Painters £470 12s 6d

TOTAL £19,664 5s 3d

There is also a breakdown of the Blacksmiths estimate which is quite revealing as to the quantity of metal used.

11,750lbs wrought iron @ 5d £244 15s 10d

138 3/4 cwt. cast iron @ 9/- £131 16s 3d

28' 6" run of altar railing £14 5s 3d

16 number casements @ 8/- £6 8s 0d

12 gratings @ 4/- £2 8s 0d

2 chimney bays @ 3/6 7s 6d

TOTAL £400


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Anonymous said...

thats very interesting - you are a mine of information, they are celebrating 50 years since the move of Holy Trinity to Northdown this summer.

ascu75 aka Don said...

as Saint Puls was a daughter church to the Old Trinity the article on our website is quiet interesting about the costs involved thanks for putting this up when I next see anyone from Trinity I will mention this to them

Tony Beachcomber said...

Don and Annon 09:02, I will trawl through Margate Historical publications to see what there is on Holy Trinity Church as it is such a significant year.

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