Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset
- What's nearby
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 thirteenth-century chancel and fifteenth-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.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
One of England's smallest churches
Level gravel path from nearby lane to the west door. One step up to the chancel floor.
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.
1 miles south of Bridport, off the B3157
Nearest railway station: Maiden Newton (8.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more 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 church.Cornwall, Devon & Dorset County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information