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Holy Trinity Church, Skipton
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North Yorkshire
53° 57′ 47.88″ N, 2° 0′ 57.96″ W
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1909
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The Holy Trinity Church is located on the High Street in Skipton, North Yorkshire. It is a Grade I listed building.

The first church built on the site was built sometime in the 12th century, probably built using wood. It was replaced in stone, in the 13th century. In the 15th century it was extended to the east. During the English Civil War, it was damaged but soon repaired. Lady Anne Clifford, who lived next door, in the castle, paid for the church repairs as her father is entombed there.

In 1853, the tower of the church was struck by lightning, it is unclear what damage this caused but the church was falling into disrepair. It was restored in 1909 by Austin and Paley, who totally remodeled the church. They removed the galleries, the northern transept and installed new vestries.

The church was again struck by lightning in 1925. This damaged the roof, and set the organ on fire. This was again repaired by Austin and Paley. The original pipe organ was built in 1803 by Lincoln of London but was replaced in 1875. As this organ was destroyed 1925, it was replaced with a new three manual model, built by Rushworth and Dreaper of Liverpool, designed by Edward Bairtow. It was rebuilt in 1966 reducing it to two manuals.