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Bothenhampton, Dorset

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Bothenhampton, Dorset

Bothenhampton is a village in south west Dorset, England, just outside the town of Bridport. It is separated from the town only by the River Asker and the A35 Bridport by-pass. The village has a population of 2,186 (2001), of which 45.5% are retired. The parish church, Holy Trinity, was designed by the Arts and Crafts movement architect Edward Schroeder Prior in 1889. It was his first church. By the late 19th century the 15th century Old Holy Trinity Church had fallen into disrepair.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY4691
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

Bothenhampton, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bothenhampton, par., W. Dorset, near Bridport, 823 ac., pop. 536.

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