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Ruins of Knowlton Church, Woodlands

Description: Ruins of Knowlton Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107613

OS Grid Reference: SU0238410282
OS Grid Coordinates: 402384, 110282
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8920, -1.9675

Location: Lumber Lane, Woodlands, Dorset BH21 5AE

Locality: Woodlands
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 5AE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Group of Henge Monuments, an Associated Group of Round Barrows, a Saxon Cemetery, and a Norman Church at Knowlton, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


1/154 Ruins of Knowlton

Former Parish Church, now in ruins. C12 origin, tower porch and north chapel
C15, with aisle C18, abandoned in late C18. Walls mainly of flint, tower of
flint and stone banding. Nave, chancel, north chapel, north aisle, south
porch, west tower. Tower of 2 stages, with chamfered plinth, and parapet.
String courses at base of parapet and below belfry level. In belfry, each
face has a single light square-headed window with inner trefoiled arch. At
lower level, one rectangular window in south face and in west face, remains of
a 2-light square-headed window with trefoiled lights. Foundations only of
porch. In south nave wall, south doorway with plain round arch. Lower part
of a single light window. In chancel, lower walls only survive. Chapel
retains a diagonal buttress and lower part of window. Foundations only of
north aisle wall. Internally, remains of north arcade with one C18 round
arch. Chancel arch, round with plain square voussoirs and chamfered imposts.
Moulded corbel on east wall of chapel. Tower arch, pointed, of 2 chamfered
orders. Sited in centre of a Neolithic henge Monument. Scheduled Ancient
Monument, M18. (R.C.H.M. Monument 1. Dorset Vol V).

Listing NGR: SU0238410282

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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