The heart of Knowle has a rich heritage and a great charm. Its oldest, timber framed buildings catch the eye of visitors and encourage them to linger. For residents, we celebrate our village as a great place to live. Here are a few observations on the jewels in Knowle’s crown:

Knowle Parish Church

Knowle Parish ChurchKnowle Parish Church dates from 1402, when the people of the growing community at Knowle found it difficult to attend church in Hampton-in-Arden, particularly in winter when the Blythe Valley was flooded, and so Canon Walter Cook established a further church in Knowle within the Hampton parish.

The Guild House

Knowle Guild HouseThe Guild House today is a part of the adjacent Parish Church. It accommodates the Parish Office and is also a meeting space.It was originally constructed in 1412, built for the Guild of St Anne, a religious charity of the time. This Guild was dissolved at the time of the Reformation and ownership passed on.

Knowle High Street

Knowle High StreetTake a stroll along Knowle High Street from the Church to the Wilson Arms and history confronts you with every few steps in the heart of our Conservation Arae. Many of the buildings either were something else at one time or replace another of historical significance.

Wilson Arms, the Lodge and Park

Wilson Arms
Between them, the Wilson Arms, the site of the Surgery and the Park beyond bring a great deal of history to the junction of Lodge Road and Warwick Road (old and new) and the estate land that once spread down the hill from that corner.


There are more pages about heritage landmarks in Knowle and around the rest of B93 on my old website, which will be transferred here in the course of time.