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New Holy Trinity Church, Bothenhampton

Description: New Holy Trinity Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 105046

OS Grid Reference: SY4703591943
OS Grid Coordinates: 347035, 91943
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7247, -2.7517

Location: Crock Lane, Bothenhampton, Dorset DT6 4BJ

Locality: Bothenhampton
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT6 4BJ

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Listing Text

SY 49 SE BOTHENHAMPTON MAIN STREET,
North Side

2/26 New Holy Trinity
Church

GV II*

Parish Church, by E S Prior 1887-9. Nave, Chancel, south porch.
Rock-faced stone walls with stone corbel table. 4 buttresses to the
nave with small set-offs and gabled heads. Stone slab roofs, chancel
roof lower, steep pitch. Stone gable coping at west gable. Nave,
4 bays, single lancets, the eastern most with Y-tracery, of 2-lights.
Continuous string/hood mould to the nave. Short bell-cote over
nave east gable with pitched roof and pierced quatrefoils. 2-light
bell opening with pierced trefoil over. East side of bell-cote is
corbelled out. Chancel: with 4 simple lancets. East window of 3
stepped lancets, with a large pierced trefoil over with roll-mould
surround. South Porch, of nave, with steep-pitched stone slab
roof. Entrance has chamfered jambs, with nook shafts and capitals.
2-centred arch over has multi-roll mouldings and a hood-mould. 3
small trefoil windows to each side. Door into church, round-headed
with a roll-moulding. Interior: 4 large strainer-arches spring from
low in the side-walls, pointed with masonry fill on the extrados.
Close-set purlins of the roof notched in to this masonry. Moulded
string at wall-plate carried on to chancel walls, and round into
chancel. Pointed chancel-arch is straight-chamfered Chancel: wall-
plate carried on false machicolation. North wall has an organ bay
with pointed-arch entrance and 2 lancets east of this. East window
has a screen-wall in front carried on irregular octagonal piers.
Pointed arch head'dying into the jambs. Spherical triangle over.
Fittings: font, marble, with 8 marble stems and water-holding bases,
sausage capitals, late Cl9. Pulpit, stone with linenfold panels
applied and guilloche ornament, with a corbelled-out stone base.
Entrance to pulpit, chamfered across-the corner, and with a nodding
pointed head. North vestry and organ chamber, rebuilt 1910. Altar
front, of gesso, by Lethaby, shown in the Arts and Crafts Exhibition
of 1889. Stained Glass, east window probably by Lethaby.
F P Pitfield: Dorset Parish Churches A - D, p 84).


Listing NGR: SY4703591943

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Source: English Heritage

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