Knighton  Radnorshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Knighton like this:

Knighton.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Radnorshire, on river Teme, 6 miles S. of Presteigne and 160 miles NW. of London--par., 2461 ac., pop. 1905: town, 570 ac., pop. 1720; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Knighton is beautifully situated amid an undulating and finely wooded country. Offa's Dyke is close beside the town, and Caer Caradoc is about 3 miles distant. The mfrs. are unimportant. Knighton formed one of the Radnor District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returned 1 member until 1885.

Knighton through time

Knighton is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Knighton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Knighton, in Powys and Radnorshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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