Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset

Address: Old Church Road, Bothenhampton, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4BP
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A church in the lea of the Downs

Tucked somewhat magically under the Downs at the end of a lane, this Medieval parish church is beautifully located inside a walled churchyard.

Only the 13th century chancel and 15th century tower survive from the Medieval parish church. For a while, after E S Prior’s new church was built in 1889, the chancel was used as a mortuary chapel.

An elegant early Georgian reredos forms a single composition with the communion rails.

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Road directions

1 miles south of Bridport, off B3157

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Maiden Newton (8.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

SY 475 918

What’s on & news

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

 

PDF iconCornwall, Devon & Dorset County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Penny Johnson (30 Sep 2013, 17:45)

    Played here in a brass band, for an open air Rogation service. Beautiful setting, really tucked away, \Well worth a visit.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton

 

All our Dorset churches are in CCT’s West region.

Useful local links 

Visit Dorset tourism website

Images of Dorset website 

Dorset Historic Churches Trust 

Dorset Family History Society 

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society

Dorset History Centre 

List of Dorset churches 

Dorset is in the Diocese of Salisbury

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as ‘Keyholder nearby’, this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.