Place:East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England

NameEast Knoyle
Alt namesHollowaysource: hamlet in parish
Milton (East Knoyle)source: chapelry in parish
The Green (East Knoyle)source: hamlet in parish
Underhillsource: hamlet in parish
Upton (East Knoyle)source: chapelry in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.074°N 2.171°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoDownton Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Mere Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Mere and Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

East Knoyle is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, in the southwest of England. The village lies just west of the A350 road about 9 miles (14 km) south of Warminster and 5 miles (8 km) north of Shaftesbury, Dorset. It is the birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

The parish includes the hamlets of Holloway, Milton, The Green, Underhill and Upton. Milton and Upton were both chapelries. The large town of Hindon was also a chapelry of East Knoyle.

Unusually for England, parish registers survive from 1538 (the year regulations were made that parish registers should be kept). The originals are held in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article East Knoyle.

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