Knowlton Church and Earthworks

Knowlton Church and Earthworks

Knowlton Church and Earthworks

This Norman church, which was built in the 12th century, is situated at the centre of a Neolithic ritual henge earthwork.  The pairing of the henge and the church symbolises the transition from pagan to Christian worship, and is an unusual combination of a church within a Neolithic Henge.

The church is built of stone and flint, and the line of the roof remains clearly visible on its eastern face.

An excursion to the Knowlton Church and Earthworks also provides the opportunity to visit other nearby barrows and burial mounds.

Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Knowlton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AE (Directions)


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