Holy Trinity Church, Privett, Hampshire
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A Victorian jewel set in beautiful countryside
The spire of Holy Trinity soars high above the trees, visible for miles around in an idyllic corner of Hampshire. It is an extraordinary experience to find this lavishly decorated Medieval-style church with Italian marble mosaic floors in such a rural location.
Built in 1876-78, the church was funded by William Nicholson - a local benefactor and gin distiller - and designed by Gothic architect Sir Arthur Blomfield, later responsible for the Royal College of Music. Blomfield used the best craftsmen of the day to produce the magnificent stonework, mosaics and stained glass.
The walls are made from warm-toned Ham Hill stone with bands of Bath stone. Marble mosaic floors run across the church and are particularly colourful in the chancel. If you are lucky, you may hear the lovely peal of eight bells ringing out - but at any time you can soak in the wonderful views all over Hampshire.
A church with a stormy history on the South Downs
A jewel inspired by the chapel of French kings
Only a chancel remaining
Park in the small layby outside the church, through covered lychgate and up steps to covered porch. Access from road via gravel path. Several shallow steps at the entrance and steps up to the chancel.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles west from Petersfield, off A272
Nearest railway station: Petersfield (4.7 miles).
Bus route number 205 is 10-15 minutes walk away
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out about this church 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 churchHampshire, Sussex & Surrey County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Hampshire, Sussex & Surrey. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.Holy Trinity, Privett Guidebook
A driving trail of four historic Hampshire churches and three local landmarks, all with a connection to gin.
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
All our Hampshire churches are in our West region.
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