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Knowle St Giles, Somerset

Historical Description

Knowle, St Giles, a parish in Somerset, on the Chard Canal, 2 miles NE by N of Chard station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Chard. Acreage, 765; population of the civil parish, 92; of the ecclesiastical, 75. The manor and most of the property belong to Earl Poulett. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, s£105. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is plain and good, and has a bell-turret.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishKnowle St. Giles 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA20
Post TownChard