Knowlton Church

Knowlton is a hamlet in the civil parish of Woodlands in the County of Dorset.  The hamlet lies approximately 6 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster and 1 mile south of Wimborne St Giles.

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The site contains a Neolithic Henge in which sits the ruins of a Norman Church. Named Church Henge, this is one of three Henges known as the Knowlton Circles).

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The Church, which has been a ruin since the 18th century, is of unknown dedication. The earliest parts of the building are 12th century with 15th century and 18th century additions.

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The Church was in use in 1550 but became disused in 1659.   There was a revival however in 18th century the roof fell in and the church was abandoned.

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