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Knowlton, Dorset

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Knowlton, Dorset

Knowlton is a small area in Dorset, England, UK. Its most recognizable features are a ruined Norman church, built within a neolithic henge monument. This site is maintained by English Heritage. The henge enclosing Knowlton Church is only one of three henges and associated earthworks. However, Church Henge is the best preserved. Nearby is Great Barrow, the largest round barrow in Dorset. Aerial photographs reveal a large number of ploughed-out barrows in the immediate vicinity.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSU0210
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

Other names by which Knowlton, Dorset has been known in the past


Knowlton, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Knowlton.-- hundred, Dorset, in NE. of co., 7337 ac., pop. 1031; contains 3 pars.

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