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Kneesworth, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Kneesworth, a hamlet in Bassingbourne parish, Cambridgeshire, 2 miles NNW of Royston station on the G.N.R. It has a post office under Eoyston; money order and telegraph office, Bassingbourne. Acreage, 997; population, 801. Kneesworth House is a mansion about 300 years old, standing in well-wooded grounds of about 40 acres.

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 CountyCambridgeshire 
Civil parishBassingbourne 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kneesworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kneesworth are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston