• Church Street (at Trinity Street)

Trinity Episcopal Church

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Trinity Episcopal Church
Street Address:
Trinity Street, Abbeville, South Carolina (Abbeville County)

Date Surveyed:
circa 1981
Construction Date:
1859 – 1860
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Architect or Builder:
George E. Walker, Messrs Blease and Baxter, Newberry
Exterior Walls Materials:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Parish church w/ central entrance tower; brick, stuccoed and scored to resemble stone; 5 bays long; shouldered and gabled buttresses at corners and delineating bays; Tower: 1st story has entry beneath multiple-archivolt 4-centered arch; crenellated setback above arch; tripartite lancet window under single pointed arch (2-centered) w/ applied metal crockets above; 2 single lancets on 3rd stage; corner buttresses rise through third stage to become octagonal spires above; 9 staged lancet panels between these spires on each side of tower; at center of tower rises the tall octagonal spire sheathed in wooden shingles w/ 4 gabled lancet dormers; at sides of facade recessed behind tower are double lancet windows w/ crockets; corner buttresses have crowning spires; parapet is raked and crenellated between corner spires and tower. North Side: 1st bay (of 5) has entrance beneath 4-centered arch; double lancet above. Other bays have double lancet, windows, shouldered and gabled buttresses define bays; crenellated parapet. South Side: 1st bay has entrance, like north; next 3 have doulbe lancet windows, like north; last bay has projecting organ loft w/ lancet windows, corner buttresses. Small projecting chancel at west end, w/ 3 lancets grouped under single arch; wooden tracery; 1 side entrance. Interior: Narthex (in tower) leads to sanctuary; nave w/gallery at rear supported by iron columns; stucco walls; wooden scissors-truss roof w/ reinforcing iron tie-rods; chancel has pointed barrel-vault w/ applied decorative ribs; wooden pews, wooden floors; one stained-glass window (south wall, 4th bay) is by J & R Lamb studios; only this bay and the chancel have figure stained-glass windows; other bays have decorative pattern-glass.
restored w/ archives grant
Abbeville - City 1981
Archives Location:
Box 9, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related places
Abbeville County