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  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2018, 00:09
Jolies ruines.
Chris: A haunted church Martine
The slopes complement the henge...
Chris: This is a dramatic place Larry
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 22 Feb 2018, 02:21
A fine golfing hazard, Chris!
Chris: Err...I think it's a bit more than that Ray
I like your drone shot, Chris, not heard of this place before, is it new? smile
Chris: This is near Wimborne in Dorset Frank
Green, green, grass of England! Lovely composition, Chris!
Chris: This shows how much lovely rain we have here Elizabeth
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2018, 06:38
A very good example of a Christianised pagan site, Chris
Chris: A perfect textbook example Lisl
Paysages somptueux !!
Chris: I am obliged to you Claudine
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Feb 2018, 07:36
How remarkable Tiff, I have never visited this place but now I intend to. The video shows it well.
Chris: A word of caution Chad. This place has powerful energies and almost certainly is haunted
Annoying as these drone things are they are very good for videos like this. Not a place I am familiar with at all
Chris: Out in the countryside in the middle of nowhere near Wimborne Minster
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2018, 07:41
A fascinating place of vearly Christianity I never heard of before.
"The Knowlton Circles are a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments near Knowlton. There are four enclosures, three are of normal henge form, Church Henge, Knowlton North and Knowlton South, and the fourth is a squarish enclosure known as Old Churchyard.[1] Church Henge is the best preserved of these monuments and encloses the ruins of Knowlton Church. Nearby is the large round barrow known as Great Barrow and a number of other round barrows are also focused on the area.
Church Henge

Church Henge (also known as the Central Circle, grid reference SU02391028) is the best preserved of the three henges at Knowlton. It is an oval enclosure surrounded by a ditch and earthwork bank. The enclosure is orientated roughly northeast to southwest and measures 106 metres by 94 metres. The enclosing ditch is 10 metres wide and up to 1 metre deep. The outer banks are 10 metres in width and stand up to 1.75 metres high. They consist of a series of straight lengths linked by rounded corners. Three gaps are present in the bank, to the southwest, east and northeast. It unclear which of the gaps are original, although the east entrance is likely to be original, whereas the west entrance was altered at a later date, possibly after the construction of the church.
Map of the Knowlton Circles henge complex

Knowlton church stands in the middle of the henge, and symbolises the transition from pagan to Christian worship. Early Christian activity at Knowlton is indicated by a mid-to-late Anglo-Saxon inhumation cemetery which was discovered to the east of Church Henge in 1958. Excavations located sixteen burials within chalk-cut graves, some aligned east-west. The earliest parts of the church are the 12th century chancel and nave and there are 15th and 18th century additions and alterations. In the 18th century the roof fell in and the church was abandoned."
Chris: There are powerful earth energies at Knowlton Philine, my dowsing rods and pendulums show me this. I think it is haunted too. Lady K once heard singing in the ruined church
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2018, 07:51
Oh fabulous! Its unusual to have a church inside a page ring from what little I know. Knowlton Henge sounds like some actor luvvie.
Chris: This is in your direction from Bath, near to Wimborne Minster
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 Feb 2018, 08:24
That wall looks like the wallin my posting ...read Billiams commen.
Chris: I will do just that
The video is good to have here. What a site and what a sight.
Chris: This is a special place Mary..
i remember something about the castle being built on a circular kmowl Chris... very interesting....petersmile
Chris: Lots of energies here Peter. I know, I've dowsed them..
This is interesting not somewhere I've heard of. A few years ago we must have been near this as we passed through Wimbourne.
Chris: Yes you must have Brian
Even in these parts there are the remains of an ancient castelo very similar to this, tulle the times that I pass before I say I have to take a picture, but I have not done it yet. sad
Chris: You will Claudio. You are young and have many years ahead of you to do this!

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