Knoyle, West

KNOYLE, WEST, a parish, in the union and hundred of Mere, Hindon and S. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles (E.) from Mere; containing 206 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the confines of the chalk or down district, which is divided by a range of hills from the clayey and woody district; it comprises 1913 acres, whereof 140 are wood and copse, and about two-thirds of the remainder arable, and one-third pasture. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Bishop of Salisbury: the great tithes have been commuted for £418, and the glebe comprises 51 acres. The church is a small structure in the decorated style, with a handsome embattled tower.

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

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