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Samuel Lewis's Topographical Gazeetter 1831
KNAPWELL, a parish in the hundred of PAPWORTH, county of CAMBRIDGE, 4½ miles (N.E. by N.) from Caxton, containing 136 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Ely, rated in the king's books at £6. 17. 11. The Rev. F. Gunniss was patron in 1786. The church is dedicated to All Saints.
KNAPWELL is a parish about 4 miles south from Swavesey station on the St. Ives and Cambridge branch of the London and North Eastern railway, 8 west-by-north from Cambridge and about 8 south-east from Huntingdon, in the hundred of Papworth, union of Caxton and Arrington, petty sessional division and county court district of Cambridge, rural deanery of North Stowe and archdeaconry and diocese of Ely.
The church of All Saints is a structure of brick with stone dressings, in the Parpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a low and plain western tower containing one bell: the chancel and nave were rebuilt in 1866: there are 118 sittings. The register dates from the year 1680.
The soil is stiff clay; subsoil, gault. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and beans. The area is 1,236 acres; the population in 1921 was 126.
[Extracts from Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
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