Knebworth (St. Mary)

KNEBWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Hitchin, hundred of Broadwater, county of Hertford, 4 miles (N.) from Welwyn; containing 253 inhabitants, and comprising by computation more than 3000 acres. The manor-house of the Lytton family, who have been settled here since the time of Henry VII., contains some exquisitely carved oak. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 1. 10½., and in the patronage of Mrs. B. Lytton: the tithes have been commuted for £525, and the glebe consists of 70 acres. The church is a good structure in the early English style, and contains the sepulchral chapel of the Lyttons, in which are some handsome monuments.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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