Knill Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858
Knill is a township and parish, 23 miles north-west from Hereford, 4 from Kington, and 3 ½ from Presteign, in Wigmore Hundred, Presteign Union, Hereford archdeaconry and Hereford bishopric; it is situated on the borders of Radnorshire. The church of St. Michael is an old stone building; has nave, chancel, and tower with wooden spire, and is the burial-place of Sir Samuel Romilly. The living is a rectory, worth about £75 yearly, with 10 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Sir John Walsham, Bart.; the Rev. John Jenkins, M.A., is the incumbent. The neighbourhood is very picturesque. Knill Court is a handsome mansion, in the Elizabethan style. The population, in 1851, was 78, and the acreage is 798. Sir John Walsham, Bart., is lord of the manor and chief landowner.
Woodside is a farm.
Letters through Kington, which is the nearest money order office.
Edwards Evan, wheelwright
Harper Mrs. Ann, farmer and time burner, Woodside
Hamar Henry, farmer
Lewis William, boot and shoe maker
Walsham Sir John, Bart, Knill court
Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.