Report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for East Knoyle

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

East Knoyle

"EAST KNOYLE, a parish in the hundred of Downton, county Wilts, 2 miles S. of Hindon, its post town, 5 N. of Shaftesbury, and 18 S.W. of Salisbury. The parish is wholly agricultural. From the pureness and mildness of its atmosphere, it is esteemed one of the most healthy villages in the S. of England. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £910. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Sarum, value £851, in the patronage of the Bishop of Winchester. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient cruciform structure, with a square embattled tower containing six bells. The nave has been rebuilt. The register dates from 1538. Sir Christopher Wren's father was rector of this parish. The Congregationalists and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship. There is a National school for both sexes. The Bishop of Winchester is lord of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

 

Bibliography

Churches

  • St Mary, Hindon Road, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the East Knoyle area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of East Knoyle which are provided by:

Gazetteers

Genealogy

The Wiltshire Footprints web-site contains family and parish information on East Knoyle parish and several other parishes in south-west Wiltshire.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which East Knoyle has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from East Knoyle to another place.

History

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST880306 (Lat/Lon: 51.074540, -2.172684), East Knoyle which are provided by:

Population

  • Population was 1,028 in 1831, 821 in 1951.

 

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.