Knebworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Broadwater.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1596
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

KNEBWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Hitchin, hundred of Broadwater, county of Hertford, 4 miles (N.) from Welwyn; containing 253 inhabitants, and comprising by computation more than 3000 acres. The manor-house of the Lytton family, who have been settled here since the time of Henry VII., contains some exquisitely carved oak. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 1. 10½., and in the patronage of Mrs. B. Lytton: the tithes have been commuted for £525, and the glebe consists of 70 acres. The church is a good structure in the early English style, and contains the sepulchral chapel of the Lyttons, in which are some handsome monuments.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Parish Records


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hitchin
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Hitchin, Post-1844 – Welwyn
  • Poor Law Union: Hitchin
  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • Province: Canterbury

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