Knowl Hill, Berkshire

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St Peter's parish church

Knowl Hill is a village in the civil parish of Hurley in Berkshire, England. It is 5 miles (8 km) west of Maidenhead on the A4 road toward Reading.

The village has a Church of England parish church, a primary school, a café and a tool shop. It has three pubs: the Bird in Hand, the New Inn and the Royal Oak. A fourth pub, the Seven Stars, ceased trading in 2012 and has been converted into three four-bedroom homes.

St Peter's parish church was designed by JC and G Buckler and built in 1840. Its chancel was designed by W Scott Champion and added in 1870.[1]

On the south side of the A4 is Knowl Hill Common, a hill with a view toward Windsor Castle which can be seen on a clear day. Also on the south side is a small wood called The Clumps, the name being derived from two separate groups of trees that were once significantly taller than the rest and clumped in the middle.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was the southern terminus of the Hatfield and Reading Turnpike that allowed travelers from the north to continue their journey to the west without going through the congestion of London.

Knowl Hill Steam Rally[edit]

Knowl Hill Steam Rally was an internationally known event that was held every August. It was last held in 2004, after which it was discontinued due to increasing insurance premiums.


  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 163.

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Coordinates: 51°30.5′N 0°48.7′W / 51.5083°N 0.8117°W / 51.5083; -0.8117