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Knowsley

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Borough of Knowsley
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Knowsley

Geography
Status:Metropolitan borough
Region:North West England
Ceremonial County:Merseyside
Area:
- Total
Ranked 257th
86.47 km²
Admin. HQ:Huyton
ONS code:00BX
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 110th
150,236
1,737 / km²
Ethnicity:98.4% White
Politics
Arms of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:George Howarth, Edward O'Hara

Knowsley is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. It is broken down into six areas Kirkby, Prescot, Huyton, Whiston Halewood and Cronton. The main towns are Kirkby, Huyton and Prescot. It is famed for Knowsley Hall and has its own radio station, The Rocket.

Knowsley pre-dates the neighbouring city of Liverpool by hundreds of years — it was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, whereby it was known as Chenulveslei. The name went through many different incarnations as the English language evolved, from a root phrase that meant something akin to “The Glade of the Wolves.”

Due to this, pronunciation can vary when referring to the name “Knowsley”—it can be pronounced “Nowsley” or “Nosely,” though inhabitants of Knowsley Village and the surrounding area usually use the latter.

History

There are a few notable entries in Knowsley's history — Henry VII visited in 1495; Shakespeare is said to have performed in a play held in Knowsley in 1589 and Capability Brown is responsible for some of the fine landscaping of Knowsley in the 1700s. Edward Lear wrote "The Owl and The Pussycat" whilst staying at Knowsley Hall.

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