Ruins of Knowlton Church
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The ruins of Knowlton Church, 2 miles south of Cranborne in Dorset, England are surrounded by late Neolithic earthworks (rings), believed to have been constructed around 2500 B.C.
The Church itself is in the Norman style and was built between the 12th and 14th centuries A.D, possibly to overcome the religious power of the rings, at a time when Christianity was in the ascendancy over Paganism.
The village of Knowlton was once a thriving community, but the population was wiped out in the 14th century by the spread of ‘Black Death’ or ‘Bubonic Plague’. The church gradually fell in to disuse and then ruin by the 18th century.
It is an intriguing site, full of interest and atmosphere. Even today, rumours of ghosts and mystical energies are rife and standing alone in the ruins, it is not difficult to understand why!
Date: 9th April 2008.