2011 Knowlton and the wildflowers 2011
In "Return of the Native" Thomas Hardy describes Egdon Heath as "A Face on which Time makes but Little Impression". The same might be said of Knowlton - Henge Monument. So special a place and yet always the same.
English Heritage Handbook 2010/11 says of this Knowlton Church and Earthworks - "The siting of this ruined medieval church at the centre of a Neolithic ritual henge earthwork symbolises the transition from pagan to Christian worship". Also, surprisingly a Damory 'bus 325 on Thursdays only ( Market Day in Blandford ) is available nearby.
On the day of visiting a firm from Taunton, Somerset was cutting the grass around the earthwork. It was under contract to English Heritage and was to be at Stonehenge in Wiltshire the next week to do a similar job. The contractors were very mindful of the precious wildlife and that grass cutting could only be done to fit in with the flowering times of the chalkland species, so valuable in the area.Although this issue was mentioned in 1986 the general public is certainly more aware of such matters in 2011.
Pictures from this D-block
Written accounts from this D-block
- Area Description & Ecology
- Life In Rural Dorset
- Life In Gussage All Saints
- Fish Farming & Ecology
- Knowlton - Henge Monument
- Woodland Employment
- Landscape And Farming
- Housing And Local History
- Homelife And Dairy Farming
- Housing And Farming
- Public Services - Water
- Tourism And Historic Inn
- Farming, Eggs And Cereals
- Cottage Life Styles
- Farming And Cottage Industry
- Woodland Employment In 20112011
- Water In The Vale Of Allen 20112011
- Knowlton And The Wildflowers 20112011
- Stanbridge Mill2011
- Landscape And Farming2011
- Fish Farming And Ecology2011
- Homelife And Dairy Farming 20112011
- Ackowledgements 20112011
- Housing And Farming 20112011
- Tourism And Historic Inn2011
- Farming, Eggs And Cereals 20112011
- Cottage Lifestyles 20112011
- Farming 2 At North Farm 20112011
- Farming At North Farm 20112011
- Farming And Cottage Industry 20112011
- Life In Gussage All Saints 20112011
- Life In Rural East Dorset 20112011
- Area Description And Ecology 20112011
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