Merepond Ln, Privett, Alton GU34 3PE
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. https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/holy-trinity-privett.html#sthash.PRDBki6a.dpuf