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Old Holy Trinity Church, Bothenhampton

Description: Old Holy Trinity Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 105051

OS Grid Reference: SY4752991753
OS Grid Coordinates: 347529, 91753
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7230, -2.7447

Location: Old Church Road, Bothenhampton, Dorset DT6 4BP

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

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Listing Text


2/31 Old Holy Trinity
5-9-60 Church

- I

Former Parish Church, now Redundant Churches Fund. c.C14 and C15
Chancel and south tower. Nave demolished 1889. Coursed rubble
stone walls and stone quoins. Stone slab roof and stone gable-
copings, medieval at east end, C19 at west end. South Tower of
2-3 stages with a string above stage 2. Embattled parapet with
gargoyles. One plain square-headed bell-opening on the east face,
and west face. 2-light trefoil-cusped lights with panel tracery.
Renewed label and mullion, C20. Short 2-stage buttresses. Windows:
north wall of chancel, 2-light with ogival trefoil-cusped heads in
a square head. East window blocked, presumably in C18. Label with
head-stops survives. West doorway, pointed arch with continuous
bracket-moulding, c.C14. Plank door, studded with 2 strap-hinges.
Interior: large pointed arch inside the west wall, with a straight
chamfer (former chancel arch?) 2-centred arch to the tower, plain,
chamfered jambs with spur stops. Font: plain stone bowl, c.C13, on
a C20 stem and base. Sanctuary rails and reredos, turned balusters
with top rail ramped to the corners. Fluted pilaster posts at the
corners. Wooden reredos with broken pediment, and gilded urn at
centre, fluted pilasters and Composite capitals. Panelling beneath
the pediment contains Lord's Prayer; Ten Commandments, and the
Creed, cl8. Roof: 3 bays of arch-braced collar construction, with
one set of butted purlins. Internal measurements: c.21 foot x
10 it 6 inches. Tower measures 7 ft x 6 ft.
Source: RCHM Dorset I, p 29(1), F P Pitfield: Dorset Parish Churches,
A-D, p 84)

Listing NGR: SY4752991753

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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