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

Alternative names:

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

West Knoyle Marriages 1719 to 1837

Marriages Out of Parish

Details Place of Marriage
Nicholas Strong, of West Knoyle, & Dorothy Barenne [Banns 3 Sep 1654] 1654 Mere
William Barter, of Knoyle Parva, & Anne Morris 20 May 1700 Mere
Charles Barter, of West Knoil, & Joan Hunt, of M. 25 Sept. 1700 Mere
John Hunt, of M., & Mary Hooper, of West Knoil 14 Sept. 1701 Mere
Joseph Pickford, of Motcomb, & Grace Reed, of West Knoil 15 Aug. 1703 Mere
Thomas New, of West Knoile, & Jane Fletcher, of M. 20 Feb. 1705/6 Mere
George Brown, of W. Knoile & Elizabeth Stile [Millicent is inserted over Elizabeth Stile.] 11 May 1709 Mere
Robert Sheppard, of W. Knoil, & Elizabeth Grey, of M. 21 Mar. 1712/3 Mere
William Rickets, of E. Knoil, & Katherine Preston, of W. Knoile 19 Apr. 1713 Mere
Edward Ford, of West Knoil, & Frances Ford, of M. 24 Sept. 1716 Mere
William Clement, of Ilchester, Somerset, & Eleanor Gibbons, of W. Knoile 4 July 1721 Mere
Humphry Perry & Joan Perman, of West Knoile 9 Nov. 1723 Mere
Richard Atway & Jane Newman, of W. Knoile 24 Dec. 1730 Mere
John Mitchel & Mary Hickman, of W. Knoil 23 Nov. 1731 Mere
William Maidment, of M., & Catherine Burbidge, of West Knoyle 3 Jan. 1789/40 Mere
John Edwards & Mary Lyde, both of West Knoyle 24 Apr. 1743 Mere
Michael Young, widr., of M., & Elizabeth Burbidge, of West Knoyle 25 Aug. 1746 Mere
William Cowerd, of M., & Frances Charlton, of West Knoyle 30 Mar. 1752 Mere
Joseph Shepherd, of M., & Betty Beck, of W. Knoyle 8 Oct. 1752 Mere
John Bishop, sojourner in M., & Ruth Gray, of West Knoyle 14 July 1754 Mere

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, West Knoyle – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for West Knoyle, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, West Knoyle – Church records ( 5 )
Baptisms of 13 parishes, Mere and S.W. Wiltshire
Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of West Knoyle, baptisms & burials, 1608-1837
Author: Ainge, Don; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of West Knoyle (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for West Knoyle, 1608-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Knoyle (Wiltshire)

Marriages at West Knoyle, 1719-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Knoyle (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for West Knoyle, 1718-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of West Knoyle (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Knoyle – Manors ( 2 )
Estate survey in Stourton, Wiltshire, 1709-1754
Author: Manor of Stourton (Wiltshire)

Estate survey in West Knoyle, Wiltshire, 1719-1741
Author: Manor of West Knoyle (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Knoyle – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Manor court rolls in Knoyle, Wiltshire, 1717-1745
Author: Manor of Knoyle. Court (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, West Knoyle – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in West Knoyle, Wiltshire 1780-1850
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


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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