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History of Knowlton

Knowlton comes from the Old English ‘cnoll’ meaning a ‘knoll, small rounded hill’ and ‘tūn’ as an ‘enclosure, a farmstead, a village’; therefore, a 'hillock farm/settlement'. The Domesday Book records Knowlton as Chenoltone. 

Knowlton church is dedicated to Saint Clement and built as a private chapel to Knowlton Court in the 14th and 15th centuries. It later became the parish church. In 1855, the architect William White carried out a restoration replacing the windows, pulpit, box pews and chancel gate. On 1 December 1991, the Churches Conservation Trust took it under their wing.