West Knoyle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1718
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KNOYLE (WEST) a parish in Mere district, Wilts; 3 miles E of Mere, and 4½ NNW of Semley r. station. Post-town, Mere, under Bath. Acres, 1,913. Real property with Chaddenwick, £2,591. Rated property of W. K. alone, £1,750. Pop., 187. Houses, 50. The property all belongs to Sir H. Hoare, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, the Prebendary of West Knowle. The church is tolerable, and has a pinnacled tower. There are a national school, and charities £16.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Registers


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Mere
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Mere
  • Hundred: Mere
  • Province: Canterbury

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