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

Now replaced by the new church at the other end of the village, this remaining part of this church does however remain consecrated and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

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

The 13th century chancel.  The nave was demolished when the new church was erected.  The reredos is early Georgian and is designed as a single unit with the oak altar rails.  It incorporates the Creed, Commandments and the Lord's Prayer.

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

For some time after the new church was built, the old chancel was used as a mortuary chapel, however by 1971 it was in serious need of repair and was declared formally redundant when it passed into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

It is clear from the view below that there was formerly an east window which is now blocked however when this happened is unclear as it would have been largely blocked by the reredos inside.

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

Under the tower is a small baptistry.

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

Here is the view of the west end with the 15th century tower.

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

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