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"KNOCKIN, a parish in the hundred of Lower Oswestry, county Salop, 6 miles S.E. of Oswestry. It is situated on a branch of the river Severn, and includes the extra parochial place called Heath Farm. There are some remains of a strong castle founded here by the family of L'Estrange, who possessed the manor in the reign of Henry II. and Henry III. In the latter reign Madoc, a Welsh nobleman, headed an insurrection, and defeated Lord Strange at "Cnukyn," as this place was anciently called. The village, now a small agricultural place, was once a market town. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £328. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph, value £330. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Mary. The principal residence is Knockin Hall, the seat of the Hon. Captain Bridgeman, R.N."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868] by Colin Hinson ©2015


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  • The transcription of the Parish Registers for Knockin provided by Mel Lockie. Added 15 May 2011.
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  • A transcript of the Knockin parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
  • A transcript of the Knockin parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
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