In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Knoyle like this:
KNOYLE (EAST), a village and a parish in Mere district, Wilts. The village stands 2½ miles N by W of Semley r. station, and 2½ SW by S of Hindon; and has a post-office under Salisbury.The parish comprises the tythings of Knoyle, Milton, and Upton. Acres, 5,558. Real property with Pertwood, £7,541. ...
Rated property of E. K. alone, £6,381. Pop., 1,034. Houses, 240. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Winchester. Knoyle House is the seat of H. D. Seymour, Esq.; and contains an interesting collection of pictures. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £851. * Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good; and has a modern nave, and an embattled tower. There are chapels for Independents and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £76. Sir Christopher Wren was a native, and his father was rector.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Knoyle, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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