St Clement's Church, Knowlton, Kent

Address: Knowlton Court, Knowlton, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PT
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Open daily from 10.00am - 5.00pm
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Cherubs bathe in coloured light

This pretty Medieval church is set in the grounds of Knowlton Court manor house. It is Medieval in origin but outwardly Victorian.

The lovely interior features:

  • carved wood;
  • marble monuments including one commemorating the sons-in-law of Sir Cloudesley Shovel and ascribed to Grinling Gibbons;
  • beautiful stained glass by Lavors, Barrand and Westlake that fills the church with coloured light.

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Road directions

4 miles south west of Sandwich, off A256

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Aylesham (2.5 miles)

OS Reference No.

TR 281 534

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.








PDF iconKent County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. David John Eason GCM (16 Dec 2013, 10:24)

    Dear Sir / Madam
    I am looking for D'Aeth family members still living in the local area?
    Can you help me please?
    Thank you
    David John Eason
    L/Spa
    Tel: 07896 201176

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Community information for St Clement's Church, Knowlton

 

All our Kent churches are in CCT’s South East region.

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Let’s Visit Kent website - We are very grateful to Let’s Visit for providing our 360 tours of Kent churches. Please visit their website!

 Best Places to Visit in Kent website 

Kent History website 

Kent Family History Society 

Kent County Council website history section 

Kent Archaeology Society 

Kent Historic Churches website

Friends of Kent Churches 

List of Kent churches 

Kent is in the Diocese of Canterbury

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St Clement's Church, Knowlton, Kent

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.