In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Knowl Hill like this:
KNOWL-HILL, a village in Hurley parish, and a chapelry partly also in Wargrave parish, Berks. The village stands 3 miles NE of Twyford r. station, and 4½ WSW of Maidenhead; and has a post office under Reading.The chapelry was constituted in 1842. Pop. in 1861, 850. Houses, 176. Pop. ...
of the Hurley portion, 575. Houses, 115. Bear Place is the seat of Sir Henry Leak; and Bear Hill, Bear Ash, Linden Hill, Scarletts, Castlemans, and Ashton Villa, also are chief residences, The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Valne, £90.* Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1840, and has a tower and spire. There is a national school.
Knowl Hill is now part of Windsor and Maidenhead district. Click here for graphs and data of how Windsor and Maidenhead has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Knowl Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Knowl Hill, in Windsor and Maidenhead and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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