Knockholt  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Knockholt like this:

KNOCKHOLT, or NOCKHOLT, a village and a parish in Bromley district, Kent. The village stands on high ground, 4 miles SW by W of Shoreham r. station, and 5 NW of Sevenoaks; is a straggling but pleasant place; and. has a post office under Sevenoaks. The parish comprises 1, 683 acres. Real property, £2, 377. ...

Pop., 617. Houses, 133. The property is much subdivided. Knockholt House is the seat of G. S. Stainman, Esq.; and Burlings, the Grange, and Scotts Lodge, are other chief residences. A clump of very old trees, called the Knockholt beeches, is on a lofty hill, and is visible at long distances around. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £140. * Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is an ancient structure of brick and flint, and has a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, with £50 a year, and other charities £50.

Knockholt through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Knockholt, in Sevenoaks and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 08th December 2023

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