Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Boyton - Chitterne All Saints - Heytesbury - Imber - Upton Lovell
Websites of Interest
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Knook.
Knook, Tytherington, Imber & Heytesbury - Villages Website.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
Old Maps - Historical Map archive showing Knook.
The Parish Church of St. Margaret of Antioch
The parish church of St. Margaret dates from at least the 11th century. Its most striking feature is the tympanum above the blocked up exterior doorway of the south wall. The church was rebuilt in 1740 & was later restored in 1875 by William Butterfield.
|Church Features of Interest||Churchyard Survey||Incumbents List 1789-1836|
|Money Raised for Restoration 1840||Ecclesiastical Commissioners of Poorer Benefices 1848||Church Appointments & Ordinations 1853-1980|
|Friendly Society Gift to Rev. John Knight 1854||Salisbury Infirmary Congregational Collections 1858-1866||Anti-ritualism Meeting at Warminster Attendees 1867|
|Salisbury Diocesan Church Building Association Meeting 1867|
|Ann & Jane Brounker & Anne Thring 1775-1820||Mary Esther & Margaret Crichton-Maitland 1875-1961 & 1885-1979||Lady Heytesbury 1874|
|Major-General Christopher Godfrey Lipscomb 1907-1982||John & Elinor Morgan 1592|
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers held at WSHC
Knook is a small village on the River Wylye, at the edge of the Salisbury Plain. It is about 4 miles (6.4km) south-east of Warminster, on the A36 road to Salisbury, in the south of the Wiltshire county.
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
1837 - Present Warminster Registration District
Population Figures 1801-2011
Buildings and Land
|Domesday Book Entry||UK Land Tax Redemption 1798||Hydrophobia at Knook 1834|
|Storms 1834 & 1851||Land for Railway 1844 & 1847||Weather 1854|
|Rick Fire 1878||Large Draught of Fish from River Wylye 1886|
Knook has 3 Ancient Monuments in it's area.
Ancient Monuments Artefacts found at Knook-Upton Lovell
Grade I - Buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest
The Manor House
Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest
Church of St. Margaret of Antioch
Grade II - Buildings are nationally important and of special interest
|Boundary Post Opposite Road to Chitterne & B39||East Farmhouse||15, Knook|
|16, Knook||17, Knook||West Farmhouse|
Property For Auction, Sale or Sold
For Sale Knook Manor For Sale 1985
Crime and Legal Matters
|Wilts Quarter Sessions 1614||Knook Man Helps to Apprehend Highway Robber 1716||Wilts Quarter Sessions 1728-1890|
|Committed to Fisherton Gaol 1819-1847||Committed to Gaol 1820-1870||Committed to Devizes House of Corrections 1825-1874|
|Obadiah Green, Baker Fined 1826||Caution for Fire at Knook 1830||Rioters at Knook 1830|
|John Turner, Death Sentence for Robbery 1837||Thieves at Knook 1837||James Chapman - Acquitted of Stealing Hay 1839|
|Committed to New Prison, Devizes 1839-1874||James Coles Transportation for Stealing Hay 1842|
|Non-payment of Highway Rate 1864||Jane Williams Aged 10 Prosecuted by Her Father 1870|
|Post Office 1849||Post Office 1855||Post Office 1859||Harrods 1865||Kellys 1867||Post Office 1875|
|Kellys 1880||Kellys 1889||Kellys 1895||Kellys 1898||Kellys 1903||Kellys 1907|
|Kellys 1911||Kellys 1915||Kellys 1920||Kellys 1927||Kellys 1939|
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Agriculture & Gamekeeping
|Gamekeepers Certificates 1807||Gamekeepers Certificates 1824-1848||Gamekeepers Certificates 1834|
|Sale of Farm Stock at Fisherton Delamere 1872||South Wilts Chamber of Agriculture Attendees 1883 & 1888||Sale of Farming Stock 1883|
Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices 1710-1811 Wiltshire Society Apprentices 1866
Warminster Industrial Exhibition 1869
Markets & Shows
|Ram Lamb Sales 1867-1868||Yarnborough Castle Fair Sheep Sale 1870 & 1872||Westbury Hill Fair Sheep Sale 1872 & 1890|
|Devizes Wool Fair 1888 & 1890||Marlborough Fair Sheep Sales 1889||Important Sale of Stock at Coulston 1890|
Isaac Flower, House Surgeon of Middlesex Hospital 1833-1834
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
There has never been a Non-conformist chapel at Knook, however, in 1818 some Independents applied for a licence to hold services in a private dwelling.
People and Parish Notables
|Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871||>Hunting Notices 1832-1863||Child Burnt 1835|
|Warminster & South Wilts Farmers Club 1841 & 1883||Description of the People & Place of Knook 1842|
|Horse Race near Knook Knoll 1852||Letter to Editor Regarding Rev. John Knight of Heytesbury 1867|
Mr. Gifford Thrown from a Horse 1872
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections, Polls and Taxes
Family Notices 1800-1849 Family Notices 1850-1899 Family Notices 1900 - Present
|Mrs. Parham 1840||Alfred Andrews 1849||Joshua Baron 1858|
|William Collins 1858||Jane Farr 1859||John Whatley 1860|
|Herbert Doughty 1935||Violet Morgan 1942|
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
Knook came under the jurisdiction of Warminster Poor Law Union, Heytesbury district. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, usually one representing a constituent parish. Overseers of the Poor was the previous term used but their roles were similar in that they administered poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the Poor Law system. Usually Churchwardens or Landowners were selected for these roles.
|Wiltshire Removal Orders 1670-1890||Guardians & Overseers of the Poor Elected 1835-1890||Christmas Food for Parishioners 1835|
|Election of Guardians for Parishes in the Warminster Union 1836||Paupers Recorded in Census Returns 1841-190||Lord Heytesbury's Donation to the Poor 1847|
Probate Index at WSHC 1602-1840
War, Conflict and Military Matters
|Records of Armed Forces - Army 1807-1827||Rifle Corps 1860||Aid to Sick & Wounded in War Meeting 1870|
|Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1874||Why the Poppy||Soldier Served in WWI, Arthur Stanley Morgan|
|Wiltshire Regt. to be New Demonstration Battalion 1953||Royal Visits to the Military 1954-1975|
Alfred Grace 1914 Arthur John Johnson 1915