Sunday, 28 August 2016

Knowlton and its Offerings

After years of planning to go, got a chance to visit Knowlton on our way to holiday in Devon this month.  A ruined Norman church sits in the centre of a Neolithic henge monument.  Very few visitors when we were there
(maybe owing to a lack of roadsigns) and extremely atmospheric.  I also stumbled upon a shrine in the nearby trees with scores of offerings and ex votos.

1 comment:

Jenny Woolf said...

How interesting, both the shrine and the church. I suppose they must both be connected. Despite its ruinous state, the church looks as if it might have been little altered. So many churches were altered in the 19th century that something like this is quite a rarity. Is there a story behind the fact that you had wanted to visit it?