East Knoyle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.
Other places in the parish include: Upton, Milton, and Knoyle.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1538
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, and Primitive Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
KNOYLE (EAST), a village and a parish in Mere district, Wilts. The village stands 2½ miles N by W of Semley r. station, and 2½ SW by S of Hindon; and has a post-office under Salisbury. The parish comprises the tythings of Knoyle, Milton, and Upton. Acres, 5,558. Real property with Pertwood, £7,541. Rated property of E. K. alone, £6,381. Pop., 1,034. Houses, 240. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Winchester. Knoyle House is the seat of H. D. Seymour, Esq.; and contains an interesting collection of pictures. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £851. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good; and has a modern nave, and an embattled tower. There are chapels for Independents and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £76. Sir Christopher Wren was a native, and his father was rector.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The bishop's transcripts and parish registers of East Knoyle, baptisms & burials, 1538-1837 Author: Ainge, Don; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of East Knoyle (Wiltshire)
Manors - Court Records
Civil Registration District: Mere
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Chalke
Poor Law Union: Mere