Knapton Parish Church

Knapton Church is built in the ‘Decorated’ style of the 14th  century. It was restored in 1882-3 under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott.

Knapton Parish Church

Knapton Parish Church

The font stands on three high steps: the large octagonal bowl is of Purbeck marble supported on a central shaft and eight smaller ones. The font cover dated 1704 bears the inscription which reads the same either way (wash my sins and not my face only) This font cover is a good example of a permanent font canopy and may be compared with those of Terrington St Clement & Southacre.*

Knapton Parish Church

The most interesting feature in the church is the roof. This roof for scientific construction and for beauty of colouring & design is the best late Perp. roof to be found throughout England. It is of double hammer beam construction and grace with three rows of angels with extended wing, and 16th cent. painting. It was a gift to the church of John Smithe, 1504.*

Knapton Parish Church

Knapton Parish Church

Knapton Parish Church

Knapton Parish Church

*from information in the church, see photo below

Knapton Parish Church

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 22nd 2022

4 Responses to “The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Knapton”

  1. Hels says:

    I love the font. I have seen the large octagonal bowl of marble before, but standing on three high steps makes a special statement. The date of 1704 on the font cover is exactly the era of my taste :)

  2. There must be an angel playing with my heart!

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