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Knaith, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Knaith, a parish and a village in Lincolnshire, adjacent to the river Trent at the boundary with Notts, 3 miles S by E of Gainsborough. It is intersected by the G.E. and G.N. Joint railway, on which there is a station called Lea, 1 mile NE. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Gainsborough. Acreage, 1369; population, 86. The manor belonged formerly to the Darcys and the Willoughbys, and belongs now to the Hutton family. The living is a perpetual curacy, united with the rectory of Burton Gate, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net yearly value, £172 with residence. The church belonged to the Cistercian nunnery of Heyninges, is in the Decorated English style, and has two windows ornamented with rich tracery. Knaith Hall is a chief residence. Thomas Sutton, founder of the Charterhouse, London, was a native.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Poor Law unionGainsborough 

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Church Records

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1732-1910 1739-18371732-1821

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Directories & Gazetteers

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DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN21
Post TownGainsborough