In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Knayton like this:
KNAYTON, a township and a sub-district, in Thirsk district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 4 miles NNE of Thirsk; is in Leake parish; and bears the name of Knayton-with-Brawith. Acres, 1, 390. Real property, £2, 939. Pop., 368. Houses, 85. There is a Wesleyan chapel.The sub-district contains two entire parishes and seven townships of other parishes. Acres, 17, 477. Pop., 1, 758. Houses, 378.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Knayton, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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