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Knights Templar Church, Dover

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Knights Templar Church, Dover, is the ruins of a mediaeval church on Bredenstone hill, part of the Dover Western Heights, Kent England.
It has been designated by English Heritage as a scheduled monument.
The church followed the same plan as the New Temple Church in London but smaller in scale. It was probably used before the church moved to Temple Ewell in 1170, and built the Norman church of St.Peter and St.Paul.
In 1309, Ralph de Malton was the preceptor of the church.
It was discovered in 1806 during construction of the fortifications on Dover Western Heights, according to Matthew Paris the site of King John's submission to the papal legate Pandulph in May 1213.
The church has a circular nave, 10 metres in diameter, and an oblong chancel. Built mainly of flint rubble with ashlar facings. This unusual form mirrors that of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
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  • This won't take long to look at and there isn't much to see, however, for what it is it is actually very interesting especially if you are into history and especially the Templars. This is the ruins....  more
    This won't take long to look at and there isn't much to see, however, for what it is it is actually very interesting especially if you are into history and especially the Templars. This is the ruins....  more »
  • This is the place where a church once stood. Only the foundations are visible. The grass surrounding the flint and mortar left had been freshly cut so the round nave was clearly visible. 
    This is the place where a church once stood. Only the foundations are visible. The grass surrounding the flint and mortar left had been freshly cut so the round nave was clearly visible.  more »
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  • Historically, this is amazing. It's not much more than the photos you'll see here, but it's a beautiful bit of history. No tickets needed, side of roadway.
  • Not everyone Cup of tea but for me!!! quiet tranquil experience.#grateful . 💜💚

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