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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Mere

Historical Forms

  • cnol 956 BCS956 14th
  • Cuffes cnoll 948 14th ib


Knowl is cnol 956 (14th) BCS 956, Cuffes cnoll 948 (14th) ib. 870, in the bounds of West Knoyle. As Grundy notes (ii, 20–1), the knoll is the hill three-quarters of a mile to the north-east, marked by the 400 ft. contour line, v. cnoll .