East Knoyle  Wiltshire


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.

East Knoyle through time

East Knoyle is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Knoyle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Knoyle, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2018

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