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Knowlton Church and Earthworks, Cranborne

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#36 of 74 in Historic Sites in Dorset
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  • There are three henges (circular earthworks with the ditch on the inside, so not defensive - sometimes, as with Stonehenge and Avebury, there will be a circle of stones or wooden posts inside the...  more »
  • This is well kept. The information is limited and in small font. They assume that whoever visits this place knows everything about this place. That is not always the case. Have more information...  more »
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  • Nothing much to see after the ruin. Circular ditch and mound worth walking around and it's a good stop off for walking a dog. Unpolluted Dorset air. Not much space in the lane to park. Site can seem a little spooky. Close by the nearest village was wiped out in The Plague (was that 11th Century?) I've always found it a good place to stop and have a peaceful lunch in the car. It can be popular at Lunch times when people have got to know about it being a nice little peaceful spot. It's close to the village of Cranborne where there's a good pub with superb food not yet closed for ever !
  • I've lived in Dorset most of my life and had never been here or heard of it before but it's a little gem. We'll kept and looked after. There are ruins in the centre, a ring around the edge and a tree adorned with ribbons. Worth seeking out for a stroll (bring a ribbon) and reading the history.
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