Thursday, 4 August 2011


The first records of Knowle date from 1200, and refer to bequests of William de Arden, an ancestor of Mary Arden, Shakespeare's mother.

This photo shows the Guild House, which dates from 1412. Thomas Shakespeare of Balsall, became a member of the Guild here in 1486.

Another view of Knowle Guild House, and the adjacent Church of St John Baptist, St Lawrence and St Anne. 

Madonna lilies and blood-red roses, about the altar in Knowle Church.