Knowlton, Dorset, England

Knowlton Church

Knowlton Church

The henge enclosing Knowlton Church (pictured above) 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. Coxe states that the site is reputedly haunted, but provides no further details as to what by.


According to Jones, a phantom horse and rider gallops across the site at night; a face has been reported looking from one of the windows in the tower; a weeping woman (possibly a nun) reported kneeling outside the church; a tall figure wearing black clothing with a "menacing aura"; and "ethereal voices" have been heard.




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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Haunted Britain by Richard Jones.


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Knowlton is a hamlet in the civil parish of Woodlands, Dorset, England.

It is about 6 miles north of town Wimborne Minster, and about 1 mile south of the village of Wimborne St Giles.

Pictured left is Knowlton Church courtesy of Jim Champion. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.