Kneeton

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Kneeton is a village in the county of Nottinghamshire, England. The village lies on the A46 road between Nottingham and Newark and is on the escarpment of the Trent Hills that sit above the flood plain of the River Trent. There is an airfield nearby. There is a railway station at Lowdham.

The placename is thought to have arisen from a personal name, 'Cengifu'. The church is 14th century Grade II listed, and dedicated to St. Helen. A mid-18th century Grade II listed barn survives at Hall Farm, Kneeton.

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Kneeton, or "Kneveton", is a small village and parish, occupying a commanding situation upon a lofy precipitous cliff on the south side of the River Trent, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Newark. It now contains 40 inhabitants (2.5% of ethnic origin) and 990 acres (4.0 km2) of land, all belonging to the Earl of Caernarvon, except about 140 acres (0.57 km2). A great part of the manor was given to Welbeck Abbey, but in the reign of Edward VI it was held of the king in capite by Sir Edward Molyneux, whose descendants resided here for many generations. The family mansion, however, was taken down in 1781, when their estates passed with their sole heiress to the late Lord Howard, whose daughter, the Hon. Henrietta Howard Molyneux, was married in 1830 to Lord Porchester. Lord Caernarvon is Lord of the Manor, and patron of the living, which is valued in the king's books at £4-9s-4d (£4.47) (now £58), but has received three augmentations from Queen Anne's Bounty, two of which have been laid out in land, and the third, £400, is still in the augmentation office. The Rev. Richard R. Rawlins is the incumbent. The church is a small fabric, with a tower and three bells and contains several ancient monuments of the story family. The view in the vicinity are beautiful and extensive, including a considerable portion of the picturesque vales of the Trent and Belvoir.[1]

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  1. ^ http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NTT/Kneeton/index.html White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853

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Coordinates: 53°00′N 0°56′W / 53.000°N 0.933°W / 53.000; -0.933