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Knill, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Knill, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Lugg, at the boundary with Radnorshire, and on Offa's Dyke, 3½ miles SW by S of Presteign, and 4 NNW of Kington. Post town, Kington; money order and telegraph office, Presteign. Acreage, 819; population, 88. The manor has belonged for centuries to the Knill and Walsham families. Knill Court, a large Elizabethan mansion, is the chief residence. Th& living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £74 with residence. The church stands in the beautiful grounds of Knill Court, is ancient and ivy-clad, and has a tower, with a wooden spire; it was restored in 1876. Sir Samuel Romilly was buried here.

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 CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishKnill St. Michael 
Poor Law unionPresteign 
Registration districtPresteigne1837 - 1877
Registration districtKington1877 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Knill from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtLD8
Post TownPresteigne