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Knowl Hill, Berkshire

Historical Description

Knowl Hill, an ecclesiastical district in Berks, formed out of parts of the civil parishes of Hurley and Wargrave. It is situated 3 miles NE of Twyford station on the G.W.R., and 4½ WSW of Maidenhead, and has a post and money order office under Twyford (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Little-wick Green. The ecclesiastical district was formed in 1842. Population, 712. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £100 with residence. The church, erected in 1840, is an ivy-clad building of red brick consisting of chance], nave, and western tower and spire.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1840.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter, built in 1840, is a plain edifice of red brick with stone dressings, almost entirely covered with ivy and consisting of chancel and nave and a western tower with spire, containing 2 bells: the chancel, added in 1871, is in the Early English style: the fine organ was erected in 1875, as a memorial to the Rev. J. E. Austen Leigh, a former vicar: the clock in the tower was given in memory of Major Court; with two exceptions all the windows are stained: there are 400 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Knowl Hill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Knowl Hill are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.

CountyWindsor and Maidenhead
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG10
Post TownReading