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Knowsley Town Information

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Knowsley Safari Park - Photo © Mark Arrowsmith
Knowsley Safari Park -
Photo: Mark Arrowsmith CCL

image spacer First mentioned in the Domesday Book, Knowsley was once called ‘Glade of the Wolves’ and still has a connection with wild animals – a few miles away stands Knowsley Safari Park.

Historic Knowsley Hall has been held by the Stanley family since 1385.

Sir John Stanley was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and later Treasurer of the Royal Household during the reign of Richard II.

The second Lord Stanley famously backed Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and was later made First Earl of Derby.

The 12th Earl founded both the Derby and Oaks horse races.


Knowsley Village Green & War Memorial - Photo © Sue Adair
Knowsley Village Green & War Memorial -
Photo: Sue Adair CCL