Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - 12th October 2006

Photos of the stained glass windows can be seen on a separate page.

This fantastic church replaced the old church in the late nineteenth century.  It was designed by E S Prior with W H Lethanby, both strong exponents of and inspiration behind the style of architecture known as "Arts and Crafts".  This kind of architecture stressed the need for the building to be individually designed for its purpose and harmonising with its surroundings, ideally using local materials.

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

The interior of this church is beautiful; the nave, forty eight feet long and twenty seven feet wide is spanned by three huge arches.  The chancel is twenty five feet long by fourteen feet wide.

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

The door was transferred from the old church and the roof is covered with Purbeck stone.

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

The font, against the west wall, has a round alabaster bowl supported on eight polished shafts with moulded early English style capitals. The base is formed by a square of Keinton stone with two half circular steps.

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

A closer view of the pulpit - which has direct access to the vestry behind through an arch (visible in the picture).

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

The organ is situated on the north side of the chancel - I did wonder how well it projected out of this rather confined space?

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

Here is a final view of the nave looking west.

Holy Trinity (New Church), Bothenhampton, Dorset - MTC

Photos of the stained glass windows can be seen on a separate page.

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