Guild of Knowle and the River Blythe

The church was saved from the destruction common to many at the time of the Dissolution of Monasteries because the villagers of Knowle pleaded that crossing the River Blythe to the parish church at Hampton was often impossible and that they needed their church in Knowle.

In full flood Knowle and Hampton in Arden were cut off from one another by as much as six foot of water, hundreds of yards across.

One of the nearby fords was not that difficult to get across at the weekend!