This Norman church, which was built in the 12th century, is situated at the centre of a Neolithic ritual henge earthwork. The unusual pairing of the henge and the church symbolises the transition from pagan to Christian worship.
The 12th century church is built of stone and flint, and the line of the roof remains clearly visible on its eastern face.
Read more about the history of the church and earthworks.
Before You Go
How To Find It: From the turning to Brockington off the B3078, a layby can be found after 200m on the right. The site entrance is signed by a fingerpost beside a stile.
Parking: There is very limited parking in the layby at the site entrance.
Please be aware: The site offers very little shelter in extreme weather conditions.
English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Dogs: Thank you for clearing up after your dog.
Plan a Great Day Out
Knowlton is a spacious site and great for letting your children play and explore. Bring a picnic on a sunny day.
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