Knights Templar Church, Dover facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKnights Templar Church, Dover
Knights Templar Church, Dover
|OS grid reference||TR 31288 40719|
The Knights Templar Church in Dover is the ruins of a medieval church on Bredenstone hill, part of the Dover Western Heights in 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.
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.
Knights Templar Church, Dover Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.