Knowlton Church - St Clements

Administered by the Churches Conservation Trust the church of St. Clements is in Knowlton Court, Knowlton.

 

Although outwardly Victorian this small church set between the house and outbuildings of Knowlton Court is actually mediaeval. Most furnishings date from 1841 but designed after an older style. In 1855 William White carried out restoration on the church but left the earlier furnishings alone.

 

With two magnificent monuments including one commemorating the sons-in-law of Sir Cloudesley Shovel and ascribed to Grinling Gibbons, as well as many others to the Peytons, D'aeths, Narboroughs and Speeds, and with fascinating glass by Lavors, Barrand and Westlake, this interior is unforgettable.