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Church of the Holy Trinity, Dorchester

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104386

OS Grid Reference: SY6918190742
OS Grid Coordinates: 369181, 90742
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7155, -2.4379

Location: 64 B3150, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XA

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT1 1XA

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of the Holy Trinity.
SY 6990 7/244
1875-6. Architect: Benjamin Ferrey. Portland ashlar, with either Bath or
Ham stone dressings. Pitched slate roof. Nave and chancel of same height,
seperated by stone gable coping only. Lean-to north aisle. Narrow south aisle
which doesn't extend as far west as remainder. Transeptal vestry to north.
Bell gablet over west gable end.
West elevation has gabled portal for pointed arch door (1 roll moulding, 1
hollow chamfer) with hoodmould, breaking upwards into large 4-light west window
with EE tracery. West end of north aisle has 1 2-light pointed arch window
with hoodmould, and of south aisle has door in chamfered pointed arch with
hoodmould, and oculus above with hoodmould and 3 tangental tracery circles.
South elevation has 5 2-light pointed arch windows with hoodmoulds and EE
tracery (1 to nave, 4 to south aisle). North elevation has 4 windows with segmental
heads, hollow chamfers, and EE tracery (1 3-light, 3 2-light), all to north
aisle (1 east of vestry). Vestry has 2 of these windows, 1 to west and 1 to
north. Chancel lit from north by single lancet with EEtracery, and from east
by 3-light window with EE tracery. East end nearly abuts adjacent house.
Interior has wooden roofs (that to north aisle the best) and arcades of 4 arches
to north, 2 to south, on piers alternately octagonal and round. Chancel has
short detached shafts of Purbeck taken on elaborate corbels. Good late C19
reredos, screen hetween chancel and south chancel aisle, and alabater pulpit.
Font on clustered marble columns.
Nos 48 to 65A (consec)including the Shire Hall, Holy Trinity Church, the Museum,
St. Peter's Church and monument to William Barnes in churchyard immediately south
of West Tower form a group.

Listing NGR: SY6918390744

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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