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Ruins of Knowlton Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodlands, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.892 / 50°53'31"N

Longitude: -1.9675 / 1°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 402384

OS Northings: 110282

OS Grid: SU023102

Mapcode National: GBR 41T.TNL

Mapcode Global: FRA 66RR.5BW

Entry Name: Ruins of Knowlton Church

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107613

Location: Woodlands, Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Woodlands

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Woodlands The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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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

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