In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Knockholt like this:
KNOCKHOLT, or NOCKHOLT, a village and a parish in Bromley district, Kent. The village stands on high ground, 4 miles SW by W of Shoreham r. station, and 5 NW of Sevenoaks; is a straggling but pleasant place; and. has a post office under Sevenoaks. The parish comprises 1, 683 acres. Real property, £2, 377. Pop., 617. Houses, 133. The property is much subdivided. Knockholt House is the seat of G. S. Stainman, Esq.; and Burlings, the Grange, and Scotts Lodge, are other chief residences. ...
A clump of very old trees, called the Knockholt beeches, is on a lofty hill, and is visible at long distances around. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £140. * Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is an ancient structure of brick and flint, and has a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, with £50 a year, and other charities £50.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Knockholt has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Sevenoaks. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Knockholt and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Knockholt, in Sevenoaks and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th July 2014
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