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Old Holy Trinity Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Bothenhampton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.723 / 50°43'22"N

Longitude: -2.7447 / 2°44'40"W

OS Eastings: 347529

OS Northings: 91754

OS Grid: SY475917

Mapcode National: GBR PP.LW4Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 5745.GJR

Plus Code: 9C2VP7F4+64

Entry Name: Old Holy Trinity Church

Listing Date: 5 September 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105051

Location: Bothenhampton, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bothenhampton

Built-Up Area: Bridport

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bridport St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/09/2014

SY 49 SE

Old Holy Trinity Church



Former Parish Church, now in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust. 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, c18. 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

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