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Knowle


The High Street (photo 2006)


Knowle shown within the West Midlands
OS grid reference SP182767
Metropolitan borough Solihull
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandWest Midlands

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Knowle (pronounced /ˈnoʊl/) is a small town in the West Midlands borough of Solihull, England and is a few miles east of the town of Solihull. The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... , Solihull (IPA: , or ) is a large town in the West Midlands of England, with a population of 94,753. ...


Knowle lies within the historic county boundaries of Warwickshire, and since 1974 it has been part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull within the West Midlands. It lies a few miles from the modern Warwickshire border. The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ...

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History

Knowle dates back to the time of King Edward I of England, over 700 years ago, when it had the status of a Royal manor. The Manor had its origins as part of the manor of Hampton-in-Arden and over time it passed through the hands of King Edward I, Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth I and James I. It then passed to the Grevilles, later the Earls of Warwick. It was then passed to the Wilsons who sold the estate in the 1840s. Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver or the English Justinian because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and tried to do the same to Scotland. ... Hampton-in-Arden is a small village in the metropolitan borough of Solihull, in the West Midlands of England, although previously it was in Warwickshire. ... The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603 ) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scots as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James I. He ruled in Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567, when he was only one year old, succeeding his mother Mary... The title Earl of Warwick is one of the oldest English earldoms. ...


The Parish Church, which is still in use today, was consecrated in 1403. It was founded as access to Hampton-in-Arden was difficult in winter due to the ford at the River Blythe. The Blythe is a river in the English Midlands. ...


There are many ancient buildings around, notably 16th century Grimshaw Hall and the current library which dates back to Elizabethan times. The Guild House dates from the 15th century and forms the core of a conservation area of which the restored Chester House is an outstanding feature. Built in c. ... The Elizabethan Era is the period associated with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) and is often considered to be a golden age in English history. ... A conservation area is a tract of land that has been awarded protected status in order to ensure that natural features or biota are safeguarded. ...


Knowle was on the stagecoach route from Birmingham to London. The Mermaid & Greswolde Arms now just known as The Greswolde became a main coaching inn. Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... This article is about the British city. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Author John Wyndham was born in Knowle. John Wyndham (July 10, 1903 – March 11, 1969) was the pen name used by the often post-apocalyptic British science fiction writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. ...


Present day

Knowle is a busy village which still retains some charm, despite being on the very edge of the West Midlands conurbation. Knowle joins onto the smaller village of Dorridge and the considerably smaller village Bentley Heath, both of which are large residential areas. The West Midlands conurbation is the name given to the large conurbation that includes the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, in the English West Midlands. ... Dorridge is a village in the West Midlands borough of Solihull, England. ...


Shops and businesses

Knowle has many shops. Most of these are located on the High Street, though there are a number of side roads and a shopping precinct. Knowle Library is maintained by Solihull Council in a building called Chester House dating back to Tudor times. At the rear of the building a Knot garden has recently been restored. The small shopping area also has restaurants of all varieties, making Knowle a popular destination for dining out. Knot gardens were first established in the UK in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Knot Garden at St Fagans museum of country life, south Wales A knot garden is a very formal design of garden in a square frame and grown with a variety or aromatic plants and culinary...


Recreation

Knowle is near to the Grand Union Canal which links Birmingham to London. Knowle Locks are a flight of five locks (was originally six until around 1930) near the canal bridge on Kenilworth Road. Recreation areas include Jobs Close Park, which has a children's play area, tennis courts, football field and plenty of open space. There is also another football field owned by the National Trust near Knowle Primary School, and in the smaller town of Bentley Heath, there is a newly refurbished park, near the highly rated school, of the same name. There is also Knowle Football Club, Knowle Village Cricket Club and the exclusive Copt Heath Golf Club. The Silhillian Rugby Club is nearby, which also hosts a substantial Croquet Club. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ...


There are also many clubs in the village for all ages. There are various Scout and Guide groups, the largest and biggest provider of youth services in the area is 4th Knowle Sea Scout Group. Other clubs include a Karate class and church groups. The Knowle Society exists to help maintain the village and its heritage. Knowle also has drama groups and even an Operatic Society. Knowle and Dorridge Lions organise several events, including the annual 5 mile / 8km Knowle Fun Run. There is a Masonic Hall and Knowle and Dorridge Round Table meet locally. It has been suggested that Gimmie 5 be merged into this article or section. ... Girlguiding UK is the national Guiding organisation of the United Kingdom. ...


Housing and schools

Knowle has two schools, a Church of England primary school with a nursery and a secondary school, Arden School, which caters for Dorridge and Bentley Heath as well. In September 2006, a sixth form centre commenced with over 50 students, although the new building is still awaiting completion. They are considered to be well performing schools, even considering the advantaged catchment area. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[3] in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communions thirty-eight independent national churches. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Czech Republic. ... Arden School is a secondary school located in the Knowle area of Solihull in the West Midlands, England. ... Dorridge is a village in the West Midlands borough of Solihull, England. ... A sixth form college is an educational institution in the United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or Hong Kong and Malta where students aged 16 to 18 complete further education qualifications, such as A-levels. ...

Church of St. John the Baptist, St. Lawrence and St. Anne
Church of St. John the Baptist, St. Lawrence and St. Anne

The main church is a Church of England Parish Church and there is a United Reformed Church on Station Road. The Parish Church offers many services using modern equipment, the old Guild house and much newer St. John's Hall. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[3] in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communions thirty-eight independent national churches. ... Logo of The United Reformed Church The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Christian denomination (church) in the United Kingdom. ...


The housing in Knowle is mainly detached or semi-detached with the occasional terraced street and some apartment blocks. More recently, developers have bought up housing for demolition and are building "windfall developments" of apartments on the outskirts the village. House prices are considerably higher than the national average due to the demand for housing in the fringes of the West Midlands conurbation and high achieving schools.


Transport

The town lies on the A4141 road and is close to the M42 motorway. Knowle does not have its own railway station, but nearby Dorridge railway station, on the Chiltern Main Line, was previously known as Knowle and Dorridge. Another station lies a few miles north at Hampton-in-Arden on the Coventry-Birmingham (West Coast) line and Birmingham International railway station is nearby for express services to London Euston. Knowle is also close to Birmingham International Airport and is linked to Solihull by a bus service. The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 4 in Great Britain starting north of the A4 and south/west of the A5. ... For other uses of the term M42, please see M42. ... Dorridge railway station serves the village of Dorridge in the West Midlands of England. ... The Chiltern Main Line is a name for the railway line between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill stations. ... Hampton-in-Arden is a small village in the metropolitan borough of Solihull, in the West Midlands of England, although previously it was in Warwickshire. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Birmingham International railway station is located in the borough of Solihull, just east of the city of Birmingham in England. ... Birmingham International Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB) is a major airport located 5. ... , Solihull (IPA: , or ) is a large town in the West Midlands of England, with a population of 94,753. ... Autobus redirects here. ...


Nearby places of interest

Surrounding villages include Dorridge, Hampton-in-Arden, Balsall Common and Henley-in-Arden. To the north west is Solihull and Birmingham, the east Coventry, and the south Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. Dorridge is a village in the West Midlands borough of Solihull, England. ... Hampton-in-Arden is a small village in the metropolitan borough of Solihull, in the West Midlands of England, although previously it was in Warwickshire. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... , Solihull (IPA: , or ) is a large town in the West Midlands of England, with a population of 94,753. ... This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... , Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ...


External links

Coordinates: 52.38174° N 1.73698° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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